Monday, September 7, 2009
Labor Day Weekend
It is always nice to have a long weekend, unless you are incarcerated and awaiting a first appearance in Court. If you are incarcerated after business hours you have to wait until Monday to appear before a Judge and have your charges read in the form of a first appearance. In the case of this long weekend people awaiting a first appearance will not even have bail set until Tuesday. If you or someone you know is ever incarcerated over the weekend, get a head start on your case. The prosecutor will be at your first appearance. If you have already met with your attorney and provided your attorney with the facts of your case, your attorney may be able to resolve your matter with the prosecutor sooner. Also, if your attorney knows the facts of your case and has time to prepare, they will be better able to argue for a reduced bail at your first appearance. If you have to sit in jail over the weekend, use your time wisely and begin working with your attorney to get the best possible result at your first appearance.