Winning Bail Gets Tougher For White Collar Defendants

Law360, New York (October 11, 2010, 7:07 PM EDT) -- Securing a favorable bail arrangement for a client has become tricky in an era rife with public outrage over high-profile corruption and fraud schemes. Still, there are several steps that can be taken to persuade a judge that your client shouldn't stay behind bars, lawyers said.

White collar defendants have been treated differently of late, lawyers said, given the country's economic struggles and the public's ire over financial fraud accusations. The changed environment, they said, has created unique challenges for bail discussions.

“Judges, I think, are...
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