Getting released on bail after being arrested and taken to jail can be a huge relief. But, the freedom that you experience after being released on bail could be short-lived. In some cases, bail will be revoked and you will be taken back into custody. When is bail revoked? Here are some of the ways that you can be sent back to jail after being released on bail:
Committing A Crime
Defendants who are released on bail are expected to obey the law while they free. If a defendant commits another crime while out on bail, the bail will be immediately revoked. Committing a crime while out on bail shows the court that you may be a threat to the community and that you have no respect for the law.
Violating Other Conditions of Bail
If you have been released on bail, there are certain rules that you must follow. For example, the judge may tell you that you are not allowed to make contact with the victim of the crime that you are accused of committing. If you call the victim once out on bail, this would give the court a reason to revoke your bail and take you into custody. Again, violating the conditions of your bail shows a complete disregard for the law.
Failing to Appear in Court
Defendants are required to appear in court for scheduled hearings if they are out on bail. If a defendant fails to appear for a court hearing, the judge will revoke his bail and issue a bench warrant for your arrest. It is very unlikely that the judge will be willing to listen to you explain why you missed your scheduled hearing, so don’t make the mistake of assuming you can get out of trouble by coming up with an excuse.
If your bail is revoked for one of these reasons, it is not likely that you will be granted bail for a second time. This means in most cases, you will be in custody until your trial begins. The property or cash that you or a loved one put up to secure your release will also be handed over to the court if your bail is revoked.
If you have been charged with a crime, it’s important to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at Reisch Law Firm will fight tirelessly to reach the best possible outcome in your case. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 303-291-0555 or filling out this online form.