Generally, bail is the first interaction with the court that an accused person will have. A bail hearing determines whether the accused person waits for trial in or out of jail. Everyone knows that you are presumed innocent, but not everyone realizes that you can still be kept in jail waiting for your trial. That can last months and even years if you don't get out on bail.
WSGA lawyers deal with bail hearings every day. We know that the only way to do a bail hearing is to do it perfectly the first time. We know what kind of plan will be required to convince a court to release an accused even on the most serious charges, we know how to assemble that plan, and we know how to present it.
Our lawyers have succeded in obtaining bail on even the most serious charges, including murder, sexual offences, and weapons offences.
The most important step is to immediately consult with an experienced criminal lawyer who is willing to fight as hard as it takes to get you out. Obtaining bail is the single most important step in winning your case. If your bail hearing is not conducted properly, you risk spending weeks or even months trying to correct the mistakes of less experienced counsel. Bail reviews do exist, but they are expensive and time consuming. We are often called upon by clients who have lost their bail hearing using other, less experienced counsel.