It's not uncommon for judges to set bail at an amount so high that a defendant can't afford it, even through a bail bond company. Rules vary from state to state and from state to federal court, but defendants are usually entitled to some form of bail review, whether through an appeal or a petition for
My state allows people who have been charged with crimes, but not tried or convicted, to be released from jail by posting cash bail, by purchasing a bail bond, or even on a "personal recognizance" bond. However, I ’ve heard that judges usually impose conditions on release, like ordering a person to attend anger management classes or abstain from excessive use of alcohol. How can the judge impose these conditions when a person is still presumed innocent?
A person's first thought upon landing in jail is often how to get out -- and fast. The usual way to do this is to "post bail". Bail is cash or a cash equivalent that an arrested person gives to a court to ensure that he will appear in court when ordered to do so. If the defendant appears in court at the proper time, the court refunds the bail. But if the defendant doesn't show up, the court keeps the bail and issues a warrant for the defendant's arrest.