What about bond and bond reductions?

The Judge at your arraignment sets bond. The bond is designed to ensure that you show up for court when required. In the event you fail to appear in court, the Judge will issue a warrant. 

Unable to Make Bond

If you are unable to make a bond your Public Defender may ask your assigned Trial Judge to lower the bond in an attempt to have you released from jail while your case is pending. The amount of the bond set by the judge at the time of arraignment is usually based on the severity of the crime you're charged with and the extent of your criminal record.

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1. What do Public Defender’s handle?
2. How did I get a Public Defender assigned to my case?
3. What if I am able to hire my own attorney?
4. What else happens at my first appearance/arraignment?
5. What about bond and bond reductions?
6. What if I am on probation or parole?
7. When do I get to speak with my attorney?
8. What is a pre-trial conference?
9. Will I get to see the police reports and witness statements?
10. What can I do to help my lawyer help me?
11. What about courtroom security?
12. What about courtroom dress and times?
13. Are Public Defender's real attorneys?