Q. My sister was arrested in Los Angeles and we’re worried the judge won’t allow her to post bail bonds. She’s never been in trouble and our family has never had to deal with something like this before. Will she be allowed to post bail bonds? Under what circumstances would someone be denied bail?
A. In the state of Nevada , most defendants will be allowed to post bail bonds, which allows them to be released from custody while their case is still being decided by the court. There are, however, several circumstances in which someone could be denied bail.
Defendants who are accused of a capital offense (a crime where, if they are convicted, could be punished by the death penalty) can be denied bail. If the person in custody is on probation or parole when they are arrested a “probation hold” or “parole hold” may be placed on them. This hold will remain in place until when and if a judge decides to release it. Lastly, if the person in custody does not have proper documentation to be in the US legally there is a small chance the jail could issue an immigration hold. This would also prevent the defendant from posting bail bonds until when and if that hold is listed.
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