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Felony Bond Hearings

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Ohio Felony Bond Hearings

If you have been charged with a felony, contact our experienced Ohio felony defense attorneys with help posting bond and all your bond hearings. Call today.

In Felony Cases, The Bond Is Set By A Judge

A bond is a guarantee given to a court to ensure that a person will make all required court appearances. The type of bond required varies depending on the type of offense, as well as other factors.

Generally, a defendant who has not made bond will be taken before a judge within 72 hours. At that time, the judge will address the bond.

The Judge Will Consider Several Factors

The judge considers several issues in determining the bond amount, including the possibility of fleeing, the danger to the community, the risk of committing another crime, and the threat to possible witnesses. Other factors may include prior criminal history, place of residence, employment, and ties to the community. It is the policy of most judges in domestic violence cases to restrain the defendant from having contact with any alleged victims.


Judges will sometimes set a full cash bond. At other times, the judge will set a ten percent bond, which allows for the release of the defendant upon posting only ten percent of the specified bond amount. A personal recognizance or signature bond is a written promise to appear, which does not require the person to put up any money.

Bail bondsmen can also be hired to post a cash bond. However, the amount paid to a bail bondsman is not refundable.

Regardless of the type of bond, the amount of the bond is forfeited should the defendant fail to appear for any scheduled court appearance. Additionally, a warrant will issue, and the defendant may be charged with the additional crime of failure to appear.

Bonds are held by the court until the conclusion of the case.


The website is designed for general information only. Any information on this site is not to be construed as formal legal advice from a criminal defense lawyer, a DUI lawyer, a family law lawyer, or estate planningwillstrusts, and probate lawyer, nor the formation of a lawyer/client relationship. Persons accessing this site are encouraged to seek personal advice regarding their individual legal issues.

The attorneys in our law firm primarily service Portage County courts (Ravenna and Kent) from our office in Ravenna and Summit County courts (Akron, Stow, Barberton) from our office in Stow. Cases in all other courts in North East Ohio, such as Cuyahoga County courts, are handled under specific terms and conditions.