Can another judge over turn bail set by another judge? 5 Answers as of December 18, 2013

If bail was set in night court by a judge, and posted by the defendant, can another judge over turn bail because he thinks it wasn't set high enough? Done at preliminary hearing during the reading of the charges. Can he then order that the defendant be taken back into custody and raise the bail?

Ask a Local Attorney. 100% Anonymous. Free Answers.

Free Case Evaluation by a Local Lawyer: Click here
Tricia Dwyer, Esq. & Associates PLLC
Tricia Dwyer, Esq. & Associates PLLC | Tricia Dwyer, Esq.
In certain circumstances, bail may be changed. The person involved should turn to his/her attorney for counsel.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 12/18/2013
Hammerschmidt Broughton Law
Hammerschmidt Broughton Law | Mark A. Broughton
Yes, especially if he hears the prelim and the facts of the case, which appear to be more serious than the previous assessment.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 12/18/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
If the second judge has control of the case, then the answer is yes.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 12/18/2013
Ascheman & Smith | Landon Ascheman
Yes, you should speak to your attorney about this situation.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 12/18/2013
Law Office of James E. Smith
Law Office of James E. Smith | James Smith
Happens all the time.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 12/18/2013
Click to View More Answers: