By law police are required to notify Bail Staff
when a defendant cannot make the bond amount set by the police.
Bail Staff will then conduct an interview to get
personal information from the defendant and review the bond amount set
Bail Staff can increase or decrease the amount
set by police.
is Bail determined by CSSD-Bail Staff?Bail Staff use specific factors to decide
what type and how much bond should be posted. These factors are
called “weighted release criteria” and they are required by State
How does a person who is arrested know if they are entitled to
be interviewed by Bail Staff during nights and weekends or when
court is not in session? Except in cases where a person is
arrested on a warrant signed by a judge and the bond has
already been set or denied by the judge, all arrested
persons have the right to be interviewed about the terms and
conditions of their release.
9. What happens if a person does
not obey their conditions of release?
If a person does not
obey their conditions of release, they can
be charged with a new crime or their bond
can be modified or revoked by the court and
a new bond imposed.
10. What happens if the person misses Court? The Judge may order a failure to appear warrant for
the person’s arrest or the Judge may
order a Bail Commissioner’s Letter be
issued that will be sent to the person
with a new court date.
11. What happens if the Court issues a Failure to Appear Warrant?
The person should contact their attorney or the Court and ask what to do.
12. Can a person leave the state if they post Bail? Unless the Court or Bail Commissioner
orders that the person stay in
the State, that person may leave
as long as they return in time
to make their court appearances.
13. What is the Pretrial Alcohol Education Program?
It is a program for those people
charged with certain alcohol
The program is meant for first
time offenders although it
may be used again if 10
years has passed since it
was last used.
If the program is successfully
finished, the case is
14. How does a person successfully finish the Alcohol Education Program?
To successfully finish
the Alcohol Education
Program offenders must
complete 10 or 15
counseling sessions in
an alcohol intervention
program or successfully
finish a substance abuse
Offenders must also
complete any other
conditions that the
court may impose.
It is a program for
those people charged
with certain drug
person is not
eligible for the
Education Program if
they have taken part
in the Drug
Education Program or
If the program is
criminal charges are
16. What is required for completion of the Drug Education Program?
finish the Drug
complete 10 or
sessions in a
program of not
less than 12
In addition to
service and any
that the court
17. What is the School Violence Program? It is a
the use or
or on the
a public or
school or at