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What To Do If You're Facing A High Bail Amount

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After an individual is arrested, a judge will determine the accused person’s bail amount. The accused must pay the bail to secure their release from jail; the bail amount is returned after the accused appears in court.  Bail is not intended to punish the accused. Its primary goal is to make sure the accused doesn’t skip their court appearances. Depending on the specifics of their arrest, an accused person may find themselves facing a high bail amount that they can’t afford to pay.…

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