Bond Amounts Advisory First Appearance Hearings
Is the bond amount negotiable?
No. The arresting officer will record the bond amount based upon an established bond schedule as determined by the appropriate judicial authority.
The defendant was arrested on a domestic related charge and not able to bond out until after they see a judge. How long will it take to see the judge?
The arrestee will go before the judge for a first appearance hearing within 24 hours of their arrest. At this time the judge will review the charges and the bond amount. The judge has the option to change the bond amount or leave it the same.