What information will a Maryland Bail Bond Court Commissioner use to set my bail?
When someone is arrested in the State of Maryland, he or she is booked into the local detention facility. In the case of Baltimore City, this is the Central Booking and Intake Facility. After the person who is arrested goes through a sometimes lengthy booking process, he appears before a Court Commissioner so that an initial bail can be set. The Commissioner uses several different pieces of information to set the initial bail, and they are listed below. It is important to keep in mind that while sometimes the charges are the same, the defendant and his or her personal information and background are not, which is the reason why some individuals end up with a bail when a similarly charged defendant is released on his own recognizance or given a much lower bail.