The concept of bail is not new, but it is often misunderstood by those who are out on bond. Bail is a sum of money that is required by the court to allow an individual charged with a crime to avoid staying in jail until the hearing. It is a contract that guarantees the individual will appear for their hearing date, or the bond is forfeited to the court and includes a guarantor putting up cash money or assets to make this guarantee.
Getting out on bail, also known as out on bond, comes with very specific bail conditions. It is essential to understand these rules and follow them, as violating bail conditions results in revocation of the bond and a return to jail. If you are remanded on bail, it is essential to avoid any further legal issues.
The conditions can vary but typically include no illegal or criminal activities, no use of alcohol or drugs (depending on the charge), home by curfew, and typically no travel outside of the country or even the state if the court sets this limitation. If you have any questions about violations of bond conditions, talk to your bail bondsman at Sanctuary Bail Bonds before making any decisions or taking any action.
What Happens If You Miss Court Twice?
In most instances, the answer to what happens if you skip bail is a failure to appear charge is added to the charges. For significant original charges, additional jail or prison time may be imposed. You will also have your bail revoked, which means once you are arrested, you will be sent to jail until the hearing, with the bond typically forfeited to the court. Missing more than one court date may include a bench warrant and additional potential penalties.
For assistance with bail, call our bail bondsman at 602-224-5247. We are available anytime you need us.