Are bond hearings only for suspects who are accused of less serious crimes?

My son, a first time offense, committed and confessed to armed robbery. His attorney said the court would never allow a bond hearing for him. He has been in jail for over a month. This just doesn’t make sense to me.

Asked on July 10, 2014 under Criminal Law, Virginia


Maury Beaulier /

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

No. A bond hearing may be held in any crimnal offense if there is some request to detain the person.

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