You’ve made bail and are out on a bond so that you can await your trial from the comfort of your own home. That’s great!
If you’d like to continue to enjoy your right to bail, these are some actions to avoid so that your bail doesn’t get revoked.
If You Fail To Appear
The first, easiest, and smartest way you can avoid your bail being revoked? Show up for that court date! If you fail to appear and “skip bail”, your bail will be revoked and a warrant can be issued for your immediate arrest. At this time, you may not be able to have another opportunity to enjoy the luxury of your own home while awaiting your next court date…you may not get bail for a second time.
If You Are Arrested For Another Crime While On Bail
It almost goes without saying, but if you are arrested for another criminal charge while out on bail, your previous bail can be revoked. If you make good choices and keep your nose clean while waiting for your court date, you should be able to avoid this one!
If You Fail To Follow The Conditions Of Your Release
If you fail to comply with the terms of your bail, you can have your bail revoked. As per the Idaho State Legislature, if you violate the terms in any way, including (but not limited to) harassing or otherwise contacting the victim of your crime, a bench warrant can be issued for arrest or you can be summoned to a bail revocation hearing.
What Happens When Bail Is Revoked
When your bail is revoked, your own money or bail bond can be forfeited. This means that you may not only deal with the fallout of arrest; you will also have to pay back that bail bond right away or lose the collateral that you or your loved one put forward to bail you out in the first place.
Getting Bail Reinstated
If your bail has been forfeited, you still may have the chance to recover through the process of bail remission. By working with your lawyer and your bail agent to determine mitigating factors, you can present your case for refund or reinstatement.
If you or a loved one needs bail services, don’t hesitate to contact Teton Bail Bonds today. With locations throughout Idaho and Wyoming and 24/7 availability, we take pride in helping to protect your Eighth Amendment rights.