When you contract with a bail bond agency, you are guaranteeing you will show up to your court hearings so your case can be tried appropriately. While bail is a right for most individuals, except those who pose a potentially significant risk to society, most people who face charges will qualify. However, this doesn’t mean your bail can’t be revoked. The following are some of the reasons this can occur.
Failing to Appear
Bail is set with the condition you will continue working your job, establishing your defense, and keeping up with other obligations while guaranteeing you will be in court when your case comes up. One of the leading causes of revoked bail is failing to show up for you hear. Not only will your bail be revoked, but you will also face additional charges that will be challenging to overcome.
Committing a New Crime
When you’re out on bail, it’s understood that committing another crime or even being accused can have a detrimental impact on your bail. If you find yourself in this situation, you will end up back in jail with no option for bail. When you’re granted bail, it’s a second chance to do things correctly. Failing to do so will result in revoking your bail and spending that time in jail instead.
You may be asked questions about your finances and other details that can affect the amount of your bail and even whether or not it is granted. If it comes to light you lied about any of these elements, the court can revoke your bail, especially if you lied about how much money you make or how much you have available to you in order to pay bail.
Contacting Victims or Witnesses
One of the biggest mistakes accused individuals make while out on bail is contacting their victim or even someone who is a potential witness in your case. Both of these situations can leave you with revoked bail because these actions are seen as an attempt to alter the outcome of your case. It’s best to leave these actions to your defense team if contact is required.
If you have any additional questions about bail bonds or what you should avoid to prevent revoked bail, contact us. We’re more than happy to answer any of your questions.