Bond Reduction

Bond Reduction in Winnsboro, SC

Criminal charges are a serious matter in South Carolina. An attorney who knows the criminal justice system is an essential aspect of defending criminal charges.

The Strom Law Firm has been working on behalf of people’s’ rights for over two decades. Founded by a former U.S. Attorney and led by experienced criminal defense lawyers, the Strom Law Firm has the experience to fiercely defend criminal charges. As soon as the Strom Law Firm is brought onto a case, we begin zealously defending the rights of our clients and compiling a defense.Gavel Scale Books

There are various jails and detention centers in South Carolina, many of which are frequented by the attorneys of our law firm. We have extensive experience working with and visiting these types of facilities. Our attorneys work most frequently with the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center, located at 201 John Mark Dial Dr, Columbia, SC 29209, and at the Lexington County Detention Center, located at 521 Gibson Rd., Lexington, SC 29072.

Attorneys from the Strom Law Firm will travel to wherever you are located and have extensive experience operating in South Carolina and Georgia.Arrest warrants are served by various law enforcement agencies in South Carolina. In Richland County, arrests can be made by any law enforcement agency. The type of case and location usually dictate which type of court will hear any given case.

It is imperative that any person charged with a crime contact the Strom Law Firm immediately or as soon as possible after arrest. The attorneys at the Strom Law Firm may be an essential part of your defense, even before a trial takes place.

Bond Reduction Hearings in South Carolina

Within 24 hours of a person being arrested, a bond hearing will be held.  At this hearing, a judge will determine, what type of bond will be required in order to release, or bail, a person out of police custody.  It is important to note that a bond hearing is not your trial and you are considered innocent until proven guilty. A bond just enables you to be released from jail.

The judge presiding over your bond hearing considers two major factors in determining what type of bond to set in your case:

  1. Are you a flight risk?  Meaning, will you show up for trial if released on bond?
  2. Do you pose a danger to the community if released on bond?

If possible, it is important to retain an attorney prior to your bond hearing.  An attorney can ensure you understand the bond process and advocate on your behalf at the hearing.  Having an attorney to represent your rights can help you receive a fair bond.

Types of Bond Reductions

  • Personal Recognizance Bond (“PR Bond”):

    • No money is needed to bond out of jail if a PR Bond is set.  However, with this particular bond you are ensuring the judge upon your release that you will show up for any future court dates and you are also acknowledging a debt to the court equal to the total amount of the bond if you fail to appear in court.  If the conditions of the bond are broken, your bond could be revoked and you could be returned to jail owing the full debt to the court.
  • Cash Surety Bond:

    • If a cash surety bond is set, you must find a “surety” to guarantee the court that you will show up for your court date.  Bail bondsmen are typically used in securing cash surety bonds, charge fees for their services and require initial payments of 10-15% of the total bond amount.  Family members or other individuals may also act as sureties by depositing the entire amount of the bond with the court or by pledging property to the court as collateral.

Bond Reduction/Bail Reduction

After bond has been set, there could be circumstances which render a modification or change to the bond.  New information may become available or a change in circumstances could occur that would give rise to your bond being modified.

Winnsboro, SC

Winnsboro, SC, located just outside of Columbia, SC, is the county seat of Fairfield County. Winnsboro, known as “A Town for All Time”, is directly between the Midlands and the Upstate. Also located in Fairfield County are two lakes: Wateree and Monticello. The Sumter National Forest, managed by the US Forest Service, is also located in Fairfield County.

Because it is located conveniently, Winnsboro is a travelers respite between Charlotte and Columbia. Interstate 77 runs directly through Winnsboro on the Columbia side and provides access from Winnsboro to Fort Jackson Military Base. Tall Downtown

There are several famous landmarks in Winnsboro. Inside the original Thomas Company building is Laura’s Tea Room, a traditional tea room and popular tourist attraction. The Winnsboro Town Clock, which has run continuously for 100 years, is located in the town market and is now used as a community gathering space, polling location, and Chamber of Commerce. Originally a railroad town, Winnsboro is home to the South Carolina Railroad Museum.

A charge you may face in Winnsboro is Boating Under the Influence. BUI is very similar to DUI. Access to Lake Wateree is provided by the Lake Wateree State Park and Recreation Area, which allows many types of recreation including swimming, fishing, boating, camping, and more.

The Fairfield County Courthouse is an important Winnsboro monument, constructed in Greek Revival Style. Constructed to resemble Greek Revival Architecture, the Courthouse of Fairfield County is a hallmark of Winnsboro. The courthouse was built in 1823 and still operates as the active courthouse in Fairfield County today.

Located at 10 Faith Lane, Winnsboro, the FCDC is where most offenders are taken after arrest. Police in the area include the Fairfield County Sheriff and SC Highway Patrol. Arrested individuals may be taken to the corresponding police station to their arresting agency or to the Fairfield County Detention Center.

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