So you or a loved one has been arrested and you have gone through the process of hiring a bail bonding company to post a bond on your behalf. You are out of jail, awaiting your trial, and you would like to stay this way. The last thing you want is for your bail to be revoked.
If your bail is revoked, you will be required to await your trial from jail. Today, we will go over a few simple rules to follow so that you can remain out on bail while you are awaiting your court date. They aren’t difficult rules to follow, but you’ll want to be aware of them so that you don’t find yourself in a jail cell, rather than in your own home.
If you or someone you know needs a Charlotte County bail bondsman, contact Affordable Bail Bonding today to get out of jail fast!
Stay out of Trouble
If you are out on bail, getting into more trouble with the law could cause the judge to revoke your bail — especially if it is a similar offense to the original. You don’t need to be convicted of another crime to have your bail revoked. If you’re arrested while out on bail, the judge can revoke your bail on the basis that you have a higher risk of reoffending or you may even be considered a danger to the community depending upon the seriousness of your crimes.
It is a good rule of thumb to keep your hands clean and your head down while you’re out on bail. Keep out of trouble and stay away from anyone you know that might get themselves in trouble with the law.
Know the Conditions of Your Bail Bond
Each defendant may have different conditions of their bail, but it is important to understand yours as to not violate any unknowingly. Common bail bond conditions include staying out of trouble with the law, remaining in your state or sometimes your county, and not possessing weapons.
Depending upon your case, your conditions may also include an order for you to maintain or seek employment, the wearing of a monitoring device, or to refrain from contacting anyone else involved in your case.
Bail bond conditions are a little bit different for everyone, but you are responsible for knowing what yours are. The conditions are there to ensure that you show up for court and sometimes even to protect the community.
Show up for Your Court Date
If you fail to show up for court, your bail could be revoked. Occasionally, there are instances where defendants do miss court dates; it is important to notify your attorney who will then notify the court clerk. It’s imperative that you notify your bail bondsman of your new court date.
If you miss court and do not go through the proper channels to have it rescheduled, it is likely that not only will your bail be revoked, but the judge will also issue a bench warrant, and you will be held in jail until your new court date.
Contact Affordable Bail Bonding
If you or a loved one has been arrested in Charlotte County and is in need of a bail bond, contact Affordable Bail Bonding today!