Anyone arrested on a criminal case has a right to bail. In many cases the accused has the right to request that bail be lowered or that they be released without bail. To do so the individual or their attorney can contact a bail deviation commissioner and request a reduction of bail or an O.R. Release.
Here is the information required to make such a request:
The Bail Deviation Program may request certain information in evaluating a bail deviation request, including, but not limited to: (1) the name, address, and telephone number of the person seeking the deviation and relationship to the defendant; (2) name and booking number of the defendant; (3) charge(s) on which the defendant is being held; (4) date and time of arrest; (5) address and telephone number of the jail or station at which the defendant is being held; (6) date, time and court location for the defendant’s arraignment; (7) the defendant’s age, marital status, length of residence in the community, employment history, and community ties; (8) the defendant’s prior criminal record; and (9) any facts justifying the requested deviation.
A lawyer can make the request on behalf of the person in custody. In many cases bail can be lowered if the person has no criminal record.