Sarasota County Jail – Bail Hearings
The Sarasota County Jail is where individuals accused of committing crimes within the county are booked and processed prior to trial. While based in Sarasota, individuals accused of committing crimes in North Port, Venice and other locations will be detained here. If you have a loved one who has just been arrested and is in Sarasota County Jail, your first step has to be seeking his or her release. Many people in jail either can’t afford to pay high bail or pay extremely high bail without trying to have the bail reduced.
In either of these situations, instead of calling a bail bondsman, call a lawyer. At Escobar, Michaels & Associates, our Tampa criminal defense law firm has represented thousands of people across Florida in bail hearings.
Protecting Your Rights And Working For Your Pretrial Release
Sarasota County, like other counties in Florida, has a uniform bond schedule that outlines how much bail a defendant must pay for pretrial release. Uniform bond schedules, however, often do not reflect the realities of the case. In a bond hearing, which our law firm will schedule as soon as possible after you call us, we will show the judge why you should pay lower bond or be released on your own recognizance (ROR), which means you will not have to pay bond.
In any bail hearing, the judge will want assurances that the defendant is not a risk to flee or to miss his or her court date. Certain factors, such as family ties, a strong employment history, home ownership or being a longtime resident of the area, can show the judge that a defendant is not a flight risk. Other factors that could play a role in reducing bail include the defendant’s criminal history and the strength of the government’s case.
Our attorneys will work closely with you to understand your specific situation. We will then make a compelling argument in your bail hearing. Once your bail hearing is concluded, we can then work on developing a powerful defense against these charges. Our tough, intelligent approach to criminal allegations has helped many people overcome challenging situations and move forward to a brighter future.
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