How Will Your Bail Be Set?

Kentucky was the first state to outlaw bail bondsmen, but it does still allow judges to impose bail as part of its pretrial release program. If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, a pretrial officer will interview you as part of a “pretrial risk assessment” to measure the risk you will flee or commit new crimes while your trial is pending. Your judge will issue a pretrial release order which may require you to pay a cash or property bond related to the severity of your case. It can also include nonfinancial conditions such as no-contact orders, curfews, or bans on drug and alcohol use.