Usually, after getting arrested, you can post bail to get out of jail. It allows you to spend the time before hearing at home. This means you have more time and flexibility to prepare for the hearing. Also, you have less risk of losing your job. However, many small mistakes may send you or your loved ones back to jail.
Following are some mistakes you should avoid while out on bail.
Are you quitting your job while on bail? It is a terrible idea for many reasons. First, it shows that you have less amount to put toward your defense. It also lessens your ties to the community, which plays a massive role in determining bail. In fact, many bail conditions include finding or keeping a job.
Furthermore, it is a bad sign for the courts when you suddenly quit your job after you’ve been released on bail. It gives them the reason you are planning to flee the state or country. Indeed, the courts will also consider your work history.
For example, you quit your job and get a new one, but your work history shows a lot of random jobs. The courts may not concern as much as someone who suddenly quit a long-term career or job.
Do you get arrested for a crime involving alcohol? Then, your bail agreement specifically tells you to avoid the consumption of alcohol. Also, you may undergo random drug tests. It will allow them to check for alcohol in your system. If an officer discovers you have been drinking, you may be sent back to jail because your bail agreement prohibits alcohol.
Although it’s a good idea to avoid alcohol, even if your arrest involved alcohol, consuming alcohol reduces your judgment and makes you more likely to do something that may lead to an arrest. Any negative behavior during this time can cause you to revoke your bail.
You may need a co-signer when you get bail from a bail bond agency. If you can’t or decide to run, the co-signer agrees to pay the loan. Consequently, the co-signer is motivated to ensure that you follow all conditions and attend your hearing. Obviously, having someone check in on you frequently can get irritating. You must not ignore your co-signer or take benefit of them.
Your co-signer can contact the bail bond agent if you do ignore your co-signer or show signs that you aren’t actually going to attend your hearing. He can request to be removed as a co-signer. You will be sent back to jail without the co-signer.
Avoiding certain people when you are out on bail may be beneficial. The court might prohibit you from contacting that person if he was also involved in the crime you are accused of. If you tend to get into a problem with that person, it may cause you to go back to jail.
You should avoid certain friends because sometimes they cause the reason for making bad decisions that will lead you back to jail.
Contrarily, in other cases, you may be prohibited from contacting someone. The reason is there is no-contact order included in your bail conditions.
For example, your partner may request a no-contact order against you if you were arrested for suspected domestic abuse. It means you cannot contact them via phone or text or can’t visit them. Failure to comply with these no-contact orders is a sure-fire way to get sent back to jail.
In most cases, obeying the law while on bail is simple enough. Though, you may have to follow certain conditions depending on the type of crime and your personal history. Even if your bail doesn’t prohibit certain activities, they can lead to bad decisions. Contact Acts Now Bail Bond if you want more about bail. We serve all counties in Colorado 24/7.