What is a Bail Hearing?

Author: Inderdeep Padda |

When you are arrested and taken into custody by the police, you can be released either released on an appearance notice, promise to appear, or recognizance/undertaking issued by the office in charge. If the police decide not to release you, then you are required to appear in bail court to have a bail hearing. The purpose of this bail hearing is to determine whether, or not, further detention is necessary pending the outcome of your criminal case.