After you are arrested on a criminal charge, your bond hearing before a judge is the first of what could be many court appearances. The Law Office of C.W. Roop, PLLC, represents clients at bond hearings, often as part of a larger criminal defense case. Our firm's founding attorney, Christopher W. Roop, understands that your freedom is at stake in these proceedings and will fight for your ability to rejoin your family and community while you await your trial.
If you or a family member has a bond hearing coming up and need representation, call our office at 276-352-4172.
How The Bail Process Works
In Virginia, the bond hearing is held soon after the arrest to determine if bail will be granted for a defendant. The judge who conducts your hearing will evaluate the strength of the evidence against you. If you were arrested for certain types of drug charges or your charge involves violence, you may not be eligible for bail.
If bail is granted, you or your family may pay the amount and you will be released until your next court appearance. If you make your appearance as scheduled, the bail fee may be returned to you. If the judge has concerns about your ability to show up for appearances, or is concerned about the safety issues you pose to the community, your release may come with conditions such as complying with a curfew or limiting your travel.
Helping Promote Your Positive Qualities
One of the keys to a successful bond hearing is being able to present your side of the story in a way that emphasizes your positive qualities. Our firm's lawyer will gather information from you and your loved ones that emphasizes your community involvement and job history. If you have a good record of attending previous court dates, we will mention that. Our goal is to show the judge that you will make your court dates and comply with all requests that the court makes.