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. A judge may very well assume that a defendant has more reason to flee a conviction that’s on appeal than untested accusations. Likewise, the heavier the punishment, the higher the (at least theoretical) risk the defendant 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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