Bail Bond Violations
Just because you’ve been granted bail and we’ve written a bail bond for you that you’re free to do whatever you want. Yes, you’ve been released from jail, but the very fact that you’re dealing with criminal charges and have a bail bond means you need to make some changes to your lifestyle. A single misstep could result in us revoking your bail and transporting you back to jail.
It’s imperative that you take the time to really understand all the conditions connected to your release. We’ve noticed that while most of our clients are really good about paying attention to the details we lay out about what can be used as collateral, sticking to the payment plan, and who they can have co-sign for them, they aren’t as focused when it comes to the restrictions the judge laid out during the arraignment.
The more serious the charges you’re facing, the more restrictive the terms of your bail will be. It’s likely that the judge issued several conditions. If you fail to follow these conditions and break a rule, even if you do so accidentally, your bail will be revoked. You could even face additional criminal charges.
The most common condition connected to bail is that you’re not to have any contact with anyone else involved in the case, especially if they are alleged victims. This might mean you have to arrange for different living arrangements, tell certain people they can’t visit, and explain to your employer that you can’t work with certain people. You must do whatever it takes to make sure you don’t come into contact with anyone the judge says you can’t speak to.
Has a curfew been imposed? It’s not uncommon for a judge to set specific times when you can and can’t be away from your home. They may even limit where you can go and for how long you can be there. In these cases, most judges order you to wear a GPS tracking device, so they know you’re not violating bail. It’s important to make sure you don’t do anything that could be considered tampering with the device.
You aren’t allowed to be involved in any criminal activity while you’re out on bail. If you suspect a crime is about to happen, get away from that place as quickly as possible. If the police find you at the scene of a crime or hear from a witness that you were there, they will arrest you and revoke your bail.