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Bail Reduction

After you are arrested on almost any charge in New Hampshire, you typically get the opportunity to go before a judge for a bail reduction hearing.

This is when you especially need the help of a criminal defense lawyer, who can argue your case before the judge. Michael Anzalone is your best choice.

When hiring an attorney, you want someone who is well-versed in the state’s laws and the judicial system.

What is a Bail Hearing?

You can think of the bail hearing as your first step in the legal process. This is your legal right in New Hampshire.

Hopefully you have already contacted a lawyer and have talked over the details of your case with your counsel.

Criminal defense attorney Michael Anzalone advises anyone who is arrested to never speak to police officers about their case without legal representation. He will begin immediately determining what kind of defense to present in your case.

This can be a very stressful time for you. But your legal team will make sure you are prepared for this part of your legal journey. Our goal is to work side-by-side with you.

New Hampshire law outlines three types of bail. Bail basically allows you to get out of jail to wait for your trial date.

One is a cash bail meaning that once a judge sets the amount, it’s up to you or your family to pay the entire amount in order for you to be released from jail. Once your case is completed, the money is refunded.

Another type of bail is called a surety bond. A third party, such as a bail bondsman or a company that handles bail issues, pays the bond for a fee.

The last type of bail is being released from jail on personal recognizance. What this means is that you promise to pay a certain amount if you don’t appear in court for all of your hearings.

The decision is up to the judge, who weighs a variety of factors to determine whether you should get out of jail.

Of course, the judge will first look at the type of crime you are accused of committing. For serious crimes, bail may not be an option. This happens in some high profile cases, or when someone is murdered.

The judge also has to determine whether you appear to be a flight risk. If you have strong community ties and a good job, a judge is probably more likely to agree to grant bond in your case.

Prosecutors also will note whether you have been arrested previously and whether you have ever missed previous hearings.

Other factors allowed by state law include whether you appear to pose harm to yourself or anyone else.

Whatever happens in your case, you can rest easy knowing that criminal defense lawyer Michael Anzalone will have your best interests at heart. Our goal is to get the best possible outcome in your case.

Once you are granted bail, we advise you to follow all court proceedings. You must be on time for every court hearing until your case is settled.

After an arrest, your first call should be to The Anzalone Law Firm for a free consultation with Michael Anzalone.

Client Reviews
Great lawyer...Professional, organized, caring and effective. Michael is very informative and was always willing to explain the reasons behind what was being done. Can't say enough about how helpful he was every step of the way. It was really nice to feel like I actually understood what was going on with my case. Catherine Veilleux