Can You Get My Bond Lowered?

For most people, the first priority after an arrest is getting out of jail. However, it is important that you consult an attorney even before posting bond. In Oklahoma, the ability to post bond will automatically preclude you from getting a public defender. Judges work on the assumption that if you can afford bail, you can afford to hire a private attorney, even though this may not be true. For this reason, many people remain in jail far longer than necessary. Because they cannot afford to a lawyer, they must stay in jail until a public defender is appointed to them. 
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