Obtaining a bail bond is likely something you never thought you would have to do. In the process of obtaining that bail bond, you may have listened to what was said regarding the paperwork you signed. What you may not have done is asked about specific details regarding aspects of the bond, like the bond being revoked. Here are some ways that a bail bond may be revoked and what you should know.
One of the most common ways that your bail bond can be revoked is when you miss court. When you bond out, you are given a specific court date on which you will need to appear before the judge. It is mandatory that you appear on that date. If you need to change the court date, you can call the clerk of courts and attempt to change the court date for work issues or other issues that may prohibit you from arriving at court on time.
If you do miss your court date and do not check in with your bail bondsman, your bail can be revoked. This means that the bail bondsman can contact a third party to bring you into the jail for processing. It also means that you will not be eligible for another bond and will be taken into custody.
If you miss your court date due to a court date change that you were not informed of, contact your bail bondsman immediately. If you will be unable to attend the court date you have, notify the bail bondsman immediately. They may be able to work with you to find transportation to your court date and ensure your bail is not revoked. Remember that keeping communication lines open with your bail bondsman is vital.
Misrepresentation is another way that your bail can be revoked. Misrepresentation covers several aspects of your case and your documents that are on file with the court. One of the more common misrepresentations is misrepresenting yourself in the case or misrepresenting the events that happened in your specific case.
Misrepresentation can also occur when you have specified the amount of income that you have. If the amount of income is falsified, then the judge can choose to revoke your bail. Other ways that you can misrepresent yourself are by giving a false address, false contact information, or stating that you are unemployed when you are actually employed.
Being a Danger to the Community
While you are out on bail, you are also under certain rules. You cannot have any more arrests. You also cannot be a danger to the community. For example, making threats to people in the community can be considered community endangerment.
If you cause fights in public areas or with your neighbors that result in a domestic dispute, these incidents can also be considered examples of you being a danger to the community. If a judge is notified of your outbursts, threats, or dangerous actions, the judge can choose to revoke your bail.
The choice to revoke the bond will mean that a bench warrant will be issued and you will be brought in to serve your time in jail. Keep in mind, if you do get into a fight that is either a public disturbance or a domestic issue, you may face having your bail revoked immediately due to the arrest related to the issue.
It may surprise you to know that your co-signer can also have the bail revoked. Your co-signer, or indemnitor, may wish to contact the bail bondsman and request that the bail be revoked. This is not always possible and the process can be different depending on your state and the bail bondsman.
There are specific reasons for which a co-signer can request having the bail revoked. One of the main reasons is if the co-signer has reason to believe you will miss your court date. They may feel that you are planning to leave town due to something you have said or done. The co-signer can discuss this with your bail bondsman and request that the bail bond be revoked.
In some cases, the co-signer may feel that you are violating the terms and conditions of your bond. If this is the case, they can discuss the issue with your bail bondsman. They can also give the bail bondsman proof of your violations to back up their request. If adequate proof is given to the bail bondsman, the bondsman can choose to move forward and revoke the bail bond.
These are just a few of the ways a bail bond can be revoked. If you are concerned about your bond, or you have specific questions regarding your situation, contact All Star Bail Bonds. We can answer your questions and help you if there are any concerns regarding your specific case.