Following a Gilbert DUI arrest or criminal charges, you will be taken into custody. It is highly recommended that you arrange for a consultation and retention of criminal defense attorney to represent you in your matter. The “Initial Appearance” is your very first court appearance after the arrest. It will be very brief. This is where the judge informs you of your criminal charges, and sets Release Conditions. In some cases you will want your attorney to file a motion to modify release conditions if they are too harsh, unfair, or unreasonable.
Release Conditions – The Judge’s Considerations for Release Conditions
Release conditions are set by the judge for the purpose of assuring you will appear for your next court date. The judge will consider numerous factors before setting your Release Conditions. Some of these factors include but are not limited to the following: