Why do some people have to post bond to get out of jail and others don't? - Police Encounters - Know My Rights

Why do some people have to post bond to get out of jail and others don't?

A judge will determine the amount, if any, of bail that needs to be posted, based on:

  • The type and seriousness of the charges
  • Any prior failures to appear
  • Previous criminal record
  • Connections to the community
  • The probability that you'll appear in court