Our attorneys regularly represent people at bail hearings or preliminary hearings. A bail hearing is when a magistrate or circuit court judge sets an amount of money that the person must put up in order to be released from jail pending trial. It is important to have an attorney early in order to receive a favorable bail hearing and fight for a reasonable bond so that you or your loved one will not have to stay in jail awaiting trial. If you or a loved one is arrested, call our office as soon as possible to have representation at your bail hearing.
A preliminary hearing is a probable cause hearing wherein the State must present enough evidence to a magistrate to have your case forwarded to General Sessions. It is important to have an attorney at your preliminary hearing to ensure the State presents adequate evidence to the magistrate and to learn everything they can about your case. Furthermore, it may be important to have the preliminary hearing transcribed so that officers can not say one thing at the preliminary hearing and say something else at trial. You need someone to protect your rights and aggressively defend you at every step of the proceedings.