Within 48 hours of an arrest, you must be given a bond hearing before a magistrate or municipal court judge where your bond will be set. If that bond is excessive, or you are unable to pay it, an attorney may be able to petition the court and have the amount of the bond reduced. In determining whether to lower the bond amount, a court will first consider whether you are a flight risk. Additional factors that the court may consider for a bond reduction are your employment or student status and other responsibilities that you may have to your family or to the community. If you or a loved one has been arrested, it is important to immediately retain a criminal defense lawyer experienced in bond reduction who will be able to secure a timely release.
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Information found on the internet about criminal charges is for general information only. You need to talk to an experienced South Carolina criminal defense lawyer right away to protect all of your rights. Do not leave your record to chance. A conviction will follow you around on your record for many years.