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Topic: Bond Hearings in Lake County Illinois (Waukegan Courthouse)

Question: Can we get my family member’s bond reduced?

Answer: The answer to this question will be determined by many factors. While it is always possible to file a motion to reduce a defendant’s bond, the likelihood of success will be greatly influenced by the following three factors:

Factor #1

The type of charge the defendant is facing. This is the most critical factor a judge considers when he/she sets a bond. Naturally, the more serious the charge, the higher the bond will be.

Factor #2

The defendant’s background. The more extensive a defendant’s criminal history is, the higher the bond amount will be to post for his/her release.

Factor #3

The defendant’s current employment, family involvement, ties to the community, length living in the jurisdiction and other social factors will influence the judge’s decision regarding bond greatly.

Question: Do I need an attorney for a Bond Hearing in Lake County?

The answer to the above question is an unequivocal YES!  Once arrested in Lake County, you will be taken in front a judge for a bond hearing, usually within 24 hours. The bond hearing will be your first contact with the Judge and can be critical in setting a tone for the entirety of your case.

At the bond hearing, the judge will verify your identity, inform you what you have been charged with, advise you of your rights and ultimately determine your bail. Without an experienced bond hearing lawyer at your side, you could wind up with an excessively high bond and have no other choice but to wait out the pendency of your case while you are incarcerated; some serious cases can take over a year to resolve. That is a year of your life that you can’t get back even if you are ultimately found not guilty of all charges. For this reason alone, it is imperative that you have an experienced Bond Hearing and Bond Reduction lawyer at your side from the very beginning.

Lake County Bond Hearing and Bond Reduction Lawyer Matthew R Gebhardt will appear with you at your bond hearing. I will argue that based on the evidence provided, you should be entitled to release without bond pending your court date. Or, in the alternative, that a reasonable bond be set so you can be immediately released from custody to return to your family, job, etc.

Don’t start off your case already behind the proverbial eight ball. Call my office so we can begin to fight your case and protect your rights from the very beginning.

Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor, felony or DUI in Lake County, Illinois, it is imperative that you retain legal counsel to provide you with the best defense possible. At the Law Office of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C., Mr. Gebhardt’s experience as a former prosecutor means that you’ll have access to the best knowledge and education on your side -- an informed and experienced DUI and/or Criminal Defense lawyer working for you at every step of the way. Mr. Gebhardt draws upon his prior experience as a prosecutor to anticipate how the State will present their case against you. He can then determine what defenses will be most likely to prevail and concentrate his efforts in those areas.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for a misdemeanor, felony or DUI in Lake County, Illinois, contact us to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.

As always, the Law Office of Matthew R. Gebhardt, P.C. offers free consultations for anyone charged with a misdemeanor, felony or DUI in Lake County, Illinois.

Law Office of Matthew R Gebhardt, P.C.

Main Office

555 Skokie Blvd.

Suite 500

Northbrook IL 60062

Office: 847-239-4703

Email: mrglaw@sbcglobal.net

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