In Utah, when you are charged with a crime, you will either have a Summons or a Bail Amount.
The Bail Amount is supposed to be tied to two factors:
- Danger to Community
- Flight risk.
Bail amounts vary widely around the State and even within a particular office. Obviously, the more serious the crime, the higher bail amount that will likely be tied to it.
What are your options related to bail:
When a person is arrested and placed into jail by a law enforcement officer, the law enforcement officer will ask for a certain amount of bail. This bail amount can go either up or down once a prosecuting attorney reviews the case and determines what charges to file. Read More→