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When Might a Judge Reduce Bail or Waive it Altogether?

Even someone with no legal experience has probably heard of a court setting bail or has seen advertisements for “bail bonds.” But what exactly is bail, and how much is it? When might a judge reduce bail or waive it altogether? What is bail? Bail is essentially an agreement between the defendant and the court. The defendant agrees to “post”…