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Pretrial Release – What is It All About?

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Pretrial release is a legal term that refers to the release of a defendant from jail while their criminal case is pending in court. The release typically starts with a bail or bail bond. It is a collateral that a defendant or his/her surety pays in exchange for the defendant’s temporary liberty and commitment that he/she will return to court to attend all scheduled court dates. A breach of this commitment can be sufficient grounds for the forfeiture of the total bail amount and possible rearrest of the defendant. If…
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