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Asked 1646 days ago by a user from Stockton, MO
My son was arrested for a paroe violation (he was not makng payments as promised for a theft violation). His bond was set at $50,000. We do not have the money to get him released. Does this amount seem excessive (He is in KC, MO Cass county)? How can e get this amount for bond lowered?
You must file a petition to reduce bond to the court. These motions are often made. A petition to reduce bond must be based on an analysis of the Eight Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prevents cruel and unusual punishment, as well as excessive bail You must artuge to the cour that the bail is oppressive and does not properly consider the financial ability of the defendant to post bail in a reasonable amount to assure compliance with bail bond conditions. In Illinois this is dictated under the statute found at 725 ILCS 5/110-5(b). I also suggest you speak with an attorney in Missouri, regarding the regulation and proper form for a petition to reduce bond. After you file the petition to reduce bond, a bond hearing is held. The court determines the bond based upon the defendant's willingness and ability to return to court, and the defendant's ties to the community. These ties suggest that the defendant is not a flight risk. If you have any other questions, please feel free to call my office.