If a bench warrant has already been settled and recalled, can the judge still order that the defendant remain in jail with an excessive bail amount under a misdemeanor?

Asked on June 23, 2014 under Criminal Law, California

Answers:

Maury Beaulier / MinnesotaLawyers.com

Answered 6 years ago | Contributor

A Judge may set bail as he/she deems in the best interests of cosiety and to secure the reappearance of the defendant.  Defense counsel may always file a Moiton  to reduce or eliminate bail. 


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