Pre-trial release involves bond reduction or a release on your own recognizance (ROR). Payment of the bond amount or an ROR allows criminal defendants to resume their lives pending final resolution of a criminal case.
Just because a person is charged with a criminal offense, does not mean the person is guilty. The person has an absolute constitutional right to seek pre-trial release. When a person is incarcerated, their fortunes and economic welfare are at stake. They cannot work and cannot support themselves or their family. Competent legal assistance can help to convince the court to release an accused individual. Pre-trial release is the first step in returning that person to a productive position in society.