Bail Services | Bail Review Request
As stated in the
Bail Modifications Prior to Verdict Policy, the Attorney
for the Commonwealth, the Public Defender’s Office, or any private defense
counsel of record may request an administrative review of bail by the Pretrial Services
Bail Unit. This review can be requested without a formal petition to the Court for
a hearing by submitting the Administrative Bail Review Request Form directly to
the Bail Unit of the Pretrial Services Department.
Bail Review Request Form Instruction Sheet
Administrative Bail Review Request Form (MS Word Form)
The Allegheny County Rules of Criminal Procedures Rule 529.1 specifies three conditions
regarding modifications of bail orders prior to verdict.
- All motions concerning bail before verdict shall be heard by
the Motions Judge of the Criminal Division in open court and on the record.
- Notice of hearing concerning bail before verdict must be given
to the Attorney for the Commonwealth, defense counsel of record and the Bail Unit
and no hearing shall be conducted unless the attorney for the Commonwealth and representative
of the Bail Unit are present.
- In case of emergency, if defense counsel of record could not
be notified of the bail hearing, defense counsel shall be promptly notified by the
Bail Unit of the Motions Judge’s disposition on the motion and if, upon such notification,
defense counsel requests an opportunity to be heard, another hearing will be scheduled
by the Bail Unit.