Utah Lawyer Stephen Howard
Call Utah Criminal Defense Lawyer
Call Utah Criminal Attorney
Stephen Howard - Canyons Law Group
Call 801-449-1409 - Know Your Rights
Utah Criminal Defense Lawyer Salt Lake City

Criminal Defense Solutions Start HereSM

Contact Us Now

Utah Criminal Attorney - Bail Bond Information

In most Utah criminal cases, a defendant is constitutionally entitled to have a bail set by the court.  But in many cases, the initial bail set by the court may be too high for a defendant to be able to post a cash bail.  In some cases, it will make sense to obtain a bail bond through a Utah bail bond company or bondsman.  As an experienced Utah criminal attorney, Stephen Howard can help you determine if other less expensive options for release may be possible in your case, including a bail reduction hearing, "own recognizance" release, or a supervised release.

Utah Criminal Attorney - OR ReleaseMany aspects of the bail bond process are controlled by law in Utah.  A bond company is required by law to charge a minimum of 10% (but not more than a maximum of 20%) of the total bail amount as a fee for the bond.  Bail bond companies are also allowed to charge fees for document preparation, credit card processing costs, and fees for processing charged by the court or jail.

A bail bond company may also require a co-signer on the bond, who will be responsible for paying the full amount of the bail bond if the court orders forfeiture of the bond (typically if the defendant fails to appear at required court appearances).  A bond company may require some kind of collateral or may allow the bond to be collateralized by just the signature of the co-signer.

The bail bond may be revoked by the bond company for a variety of reasons, that include: evidence that the defendant or co-signer provided false information to the bond company, new criminal charges being filed against the defendant, failure of the defendant to appear at a court hearing, failure of the defendant to provide current contact or employment information to the bond company, or a decision by the court to increase the bail amount above the amount of the original bond.

If you believe that you have an outstanding warrant, or if a friend or loved one has been arrested in Utah, contact an experienced criminal attorney to discuss the options available for securing a release while the criminal case is pending.

Best Rating
Make a Payment to Your Account
Contact a Lawyer
** All fields are required. **
I accept the disclaimer below.
Disclaimer: No attorney-client relationship is established by the use of this form. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be submitted through this form. By clicking 'submit' I am only requesting that I be contacted for the purpose of obtaining legal services.

This form protected by reCAPTCHA.

Estate Planning Attorney Wills & Trusts Estate Planning - Setting up a good estate plan requires more than filling out a free online form or downloading software. But a good estate plan does not have to be overly expensive. A good attorney can guide you through the process of determining what estate planning tools are right for you and your family, and then create personalized estate planning documents to protect you and your family, and give you the peace of mind you deserve. Contact us today to start the process of setting up a personalized estate plan.

Estate Planning »
Criminal Defense Lawyer UtahCriminal Defense - A criminal conviction can carry serious consequences. If you are facing criminal prosecution in Utah, the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney can give you the best chance of raising a successful defense. Stephen Howard has years of experience successfully defending serious criminal charges ranging from capital murder to DUI. Contact us today to see what the right attorney can do for you.

Criminal Defense »
Utah Family Law Attorney Family Law - The legal issues involved in Utah family law cases are some of the most important and personal issues you may ever face. Whether you are facing divorce, trying to obtain guardianship for a loved one, making plans to adopt, addressing child custody, support, alimony, or other legal matters relating to your family, choosing the right attorney to help you is a critical decision. Contact us to get the help you need.

Family Law »
Injury and Accident Attorney in Utah Accidents & Injuries - An accident can severly affect your ability to work, your ability to care for and support your family. Injuries can leave you with life-long pain and disabilities. If you have been seriously injured or have been in an accident that was not your fault, you need an attorney who can help ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive compensation you are entitled to. Call now for an initial consultation.

Accidents & Injuries »
Home | Utah Legal Resources | Faq | Utah Estate Planning | Utah Criminal Defense | Contact Us

Serving Salt Lake, Davis, Weber, Utah, Cache, Tooele, Summit, Box Elder, Morgan, and Wasatch Counties - and all of Utah.

Stephen W. Howard is Utah attorney, practicing as part of the Canyons Law Group, LLC.
With offices in Salt Lake and Davis Counties, we are pleased to provide legal services to clients throughout Utah.
Call 801-449-1409 to arrange for a confidential initial consultation.

Stephen W. Howard, PC

The materials in this website are intended for informational purposes only, and are not legal advice. Viewing or responding to materials or information in this site does not create an attorney-client relationship. Read Full Disclaimer.