Right to Bail

Attorney John B. Elbert provides criminal defense for a broad range of crimes, including homicide, robbers, Internet, fraud, DUI and weapons offenses. The only type of crime he doesn’t defend is child abuse. When you’re charged with a crime, there are certain rights that you are entitled to. Law enforcement must also follow all of the legal rules and proper procedures. At Pennsylvania Criminal Defense, P.C., attorney John. B. Elbert has been defending clients’ rights since 1978. He is experienced and a strong legal advocate on his clients’ behalf.

The Right to Bail

While the right to bail is not detailed in the Constitution, the Fourteenth Amendment states that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty without due process of law. This means that a person may not be confined for a long time without being properly charged and convicted. In criminal prosecution, the accused has the right to make an application for bail. At a bail hearing, it is determine whether or not bail is granted. In most cases, if the person isn’t a flight risk, doesn’t pose a threat to society or hasn’t committed a capital offense, bail is generally granted.

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