There is often confusion about specific legal terms in the court system. Many people charged with crimes can get out on bond by working with a bail bond company. The bail bond company only provides the surety bond; they do not set the bond amount, determine if a person is eligible for bail, and are not able to revoke a bond. Only the court can revoke a bond. The meaning of bail revoked is simply the court no longer allows the person to be free while waiting for trial.
So, in answer to the question, “Can a bail bondsman revoke a bond?” the answer is no. However, through a process, the bail bondsman can take action to revoke a bond for non-payment by simply not making a payment to the court. This results in the court revoking the bond, which is often confusing to the individual.
What Grounds Can a Bondsman Revoke?
Keep in mind, only the court can revoke a bond. The bail bondsman can go off bond or surrender the bond if there is a problem with payment or if there may be a known or suspected flight risk. The client is still required to pay the bond in these situations.
What is Bond Revocation for the Guarantor?
The list of who can revoke a bond is limited to the judge. The question of if you post bail for someone can you revoke it is technically no, but we will work with you to assist in reducing your risk. In some cases, another person will act as a guarantor, and you can be removed from the bond.
If you have missed a court date, missed payments on your bond, or violated any condition of your bail, call us as soon as possible to know if your bond has been revoked. You can reach us at 602-224-5247 for answers to any bail questions.