The Court can deny any bond if the Defendant is charged with murder or treason. Also, if the accusation is a violent felony, and at the time of the alleged commission of the violent felony, the Defendant was on probation, parole, released pending trial for another alleged violent felony, OR during the 15 years preceding the alleged violent felony, the Defendant had been convicted of 2 or more violent felonies arising out of separate incidents, the Court can also deny bond if the Court finds that proof of the Defendant’s guilt is evident or the presumption is great. The Court also has the ability to revoke the Defendant’s bond upon conviction and prior to sentencing for a violent felony offense.
Other than that, the Court has to set a bond. However, Judge’s have wide discretion to set unreasonable bonds. Because some Courts have tendencies to set unreasonable bonds, it is important that the Defendant is represented by an experienced and talented attorney who is prepared to address the issue with the Court.