When you were released on bail, there was a long list of “conditions” attached to your bail, demanding that you adhere to a number of requirements. The bail paperwork also warns that if you fail to adhere to your bail conditions to the letter that you can be found to be in violation of your bail, which your criminal defense attorney tells you can lead to more criminal charges. You definitely do not want to intentionally violate your bail, but your conditions are just not working with your life. So you might be wondering can my Maine Bail conditions be changed?
As an example, let’s say that you have a bail condition that prohibits the use or possession of alcohol. But what if your job is a bar tender? Or a wine expert? Your job necessarily requires that you be around alcohol. If your bail is not changed, then you would have to quit your job. Bail in Maine is intended as a set of guidelines for you to follow, and should not be a basis for losing your livelihood.
When the circumstances are appropriate, Maine Bail Conditions can be changed with the assistance of a criminal defense attorney with a Motion to Modify your Bail Conditions. The Court will hold a Hearing to determine whether the motion is granted or denied. If the motion is granted, then your bail gets modified often in the way that you had asked. If the motion is denied, then your bail remains the same. Or, the Court might change your bail in a different way than you had asked.
Our committed legal team is determined to take immediate action to seek a positive case outcome. If you or someone you know is facing bail in Maine, I encourage you to contact The Nielsen Group for your free legal consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. We will take the time to answer your questions and to put your mind at ease as we work with you to determine a defense strategy.
If you would like to call us now at (207) 571-8555, we can begin to develop your case strategy.
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