Southern Minnesota Bail Bonds
Experienced Bail Bond Advocates
At Kohlmeyer Hagen, Law Office Chtd., our Southern Minnesota bail bonds attorney is an experienced, effective advocate for clients. Navigating the bail process in our state can be complicated and confusing—it is normal to have a lot of questions about your rights and options. If you have any specific concerns about bail bonds, we can help. To schedule a strictly confidential initial consultation with a criminal defense lawyer in Southern Minnesota, please contact us today.
Understanding Bail Bonds in Minnesota
A person who has been arrested has not yet been found guilty of any criminal offense. Every person in Minnesota is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The right to a fair trial is incredibly important. Of course, it can take quite some time for a person to get their day in court. The criminal justice process in Minnesota can move slowly—sometimes frustratingly so. Bail bonds exist to help ensure that a person does not need to stay behind bars while they wait for their trial date.
When a person is arrested and charged with a crime in Minnesota, a judge must determine:
- Whether bail will be required in their case; and
- What bail bond needs to be posted for a person to secure their release.
Similar to other states, Minnesota has some basic guidelines in place for bail. For minor criminal offenses, a person may be released on their own “personal recognizance.” Essentially, this means that they are being released in exchange for agreeing to show up for their court dates. There are also general guidelines in place to determine the proper bail amount for many criminal offenses. Though, judges in Southern Minnesota retain significant discretion for determining bail conditions.
We Handle the Full Range of Bail Bond Issues
With extensive experience defending a wide array of criminal charges in communities throughout Southern Minnesota, we are qualified to handle the full range of bail and bond related issues. Along with other matters, our Southern Minnesota bail & bond lawyers can assist you with:
- Connecting Clients With a Bondsman: Are you and your family looking for a bail bondsman to help secure the funding needed to get a release from custody? Our Southern Minnesota criminal defense lawyer can provide guidance.
- Negotiation for Reduction of Bail: The prosecution does not get to unilaterally determine the amount of your bail or the conditions of your release. We can negotiate for reduction in bail and less restrictive conditions for your release while you await your court date.
- Defending Bail Violation Charges: Are you facing potential criminal liability—or the revocation of your bail—due to an alleged violation of the terms of your release? Contact our Southern Minnesota criminal defense attorney for immediate legal guidance and support.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Your Guide to Bail and Bond in Minnesota
How Does Bail Work in Minnesota?After being arrested, the accused may be required to post bail (or a bond) in order to secure their release from jail while they await their next court hearing. To be clear, bail is not required for every type of criminal charge. An individual may be released without being required to post bail in certain cases. Though, most felony charges in Minnesota require bail. If a defendant—and their family—cannot post the full amount required, they can work with a bail bond company to get funding.
What is the Difference Between Bail and Bond?At times, you may hear the terms bail and bond referred to interchangeably in Minnesota—but that is a mistake. Bail and bond are different. Bail is a payment made directly by the defendant or their family/loved ones to the court. In contrast, bond is paid by a third party—generally a bail bond company—under the terms of a contract. You can work with a bail bond company to secure a person’s release for a relatively small share of the total amount owed.
Can a Judge Set Any Amount for Bail?No. In Minnesota, there are limits on bail for many different types of charge. For most misdemeanor offenses, Minnesota law limits bail at twice the level of the maximum fine for the specific offense. Bail may be higher in certain cases, such as domestic violence. You also have the right to argue for a reduction in bail based on your specific situation and financial position.
What Happens If I Violate the Conditions of My Bail Bond?A bail bond tends to come with certain conditions in Minnesota. If you violate the conditions of your bail, you could face an immediate arrest and the revocation of your release. As an example, the most common condition included as part of bail is that the defendant has to attend all future court dates related to the case. Missing a court date will likely mean the revocation of bail. If you are facing allegations that you violated your bail terms, contact a Southern Minnesota criminal defense lawyer right away.
The Kohlmeyer Hagen, Law Office Helps Clients Navigate Bail Bonds in Southern Minnesota
Following an arrest in Minnesota, you or your loved one may be able to post a bail bond to secure your release while you await your opportunity for your day in court. At Kohlmeyer Hagen, Law Office Chtd., we help people and families navigate the full range of bail and bond matters. Along with other things, our Southern Minnesota criminal defense attorney is ready to:
- Listen to your story and answer questions about bail bond laws in Minnesota;
- Help you take action to obtain the most favorable bail/release terms; and
- Develop a comprehensive criminal defense strategy to best protect your rights and interests.
Speak to a Southern Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Today
At Kohlmeyer Hagen, Law Office Chtd., our Southern Minnesota criminal defense attorney assists clients with the full spectrum of legal issues related to bail and bail bonds. If you have any questions about bail, bonds, or any related matter, we are here to help. Give us a phone call now or contact us online to set up your fully confidential initial appointment. With offices in Mankato and Rochester, we provide criminal defense services throughout all of Southern Minnesota.