Can I get the bond reduced?



It's called a bond reduction hearing. Your lawyer can get a bond reduction hearing if the initial bond is too high.


You are entitled to a “reasonable bond”. Reasonable bond means reasonable for you, not an “average” or “normal” defendant.


At the hearing you have to convince the judge that you are not a risk of flight, have sufficient ties to the community to assure your appearance, not a danger to the community, and do not present continuing danger to the victim.


You only have one chance to reduce bond.