“What factors should a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Buffalo NY consider in making a bail motion?”

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Criminal Lawyers should be aware of New York Criminal Penal Law (CPL) § 510.30 which sets out the factors the court will consider when deliberating Bail. These factors include the following:

  • Character, reputation, habits and mental condition;
  • Employment and financial resources;
  • Family ties and the length of his or her residence in the community;
  • Criminal record;
  • Record or adjudication as a juvenile offender or youthful offender; and
  • Record of responding to court appearances.

Furthermore, courts will also consider the following additional factors:

  • The weight of the evidence against the accused in the pending criminal action and the likelihood of conviction; and
  • The sentence that may be imposed on conviction.

It is very important to have a Criminal Attorney Buffalo NY to represent you so the necessary arguments can be made on your behalf.

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