What do judges evaluate when considering bail for defendants who are appealing convictions?

When a judge considers bail for a defendant convicted of a crime, the factors differ somewhat from those involved in pre-trial bail setting. It’s generally reasonable for a judge to assume that a defendant has more reason to flee a conviction that’s on appeal than she does untested accusations. Likewise, the heavier the punishment, the higher the (at least theoretical) risk she will flee.

For more on what judges evaluate when considering bail for a defendant appealing a conviction, see Bail While Awaiting Appeal.

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