Everyone knows that when you’ve been arrested and you get out of jail on bail, you’re supposed to be on your best behavior. In fact, it’s typically part of the conditions of your bail that you refrain from committing any crimes or even hanging out with people who do. The court isn’t letting you out on bail so you can commit crimes; they let you out because you promise to behave and to show up for your court dates. They’re giving you a chance to get on the right path.
If you’re arrested while out on bond, there’s a good chance that the court will revoke your original bail. After all, you did violate the conditions of that bail. If you’re lucky, they may just increase the amount of the bail and/or choose to add more conditions to that original bail. Of course, you’ll be facing new charges which you may be allowed to post bail but the court will think twice about allowing it because you didn’t follow the rules the first time. They’ll look at the same kinds of things they did the first time such as whether or not you’re a flight risk and your criminal history but now they’ll have more information―that you committed additional crimes while you were out on bail. While this won’t necessarily make them deny bail but it will likely increase the amount of bail for the new charge. Still, there is a good chance that the judge will revoke your previous bail and deny bail for the new charge which means you’ll be in jail until your trial.
There’s also a chance for an added charge: “crime bail crime”. This charge may be added when someone who commits a felony while out on bail for committing a felony.
If the court decides to revoke your bail because you were re-arrested, the bail bond company and your indemnitor (the person who paid your bond) are released of responsibility but this doesn’t mean you’ll get your money back. The non-refundable 10% premium will not be returned to you and there’s a good chance that you lost any other money that was paid is lost and further liability becomes your responsibility.
What Happens Next
If the court decides to take another chance on you and allows you to post bail, it’s important that you strictly adhere to the conditions of bail. If they get burned for taking a second chance on you, don’t count on a third. Go to your job, don’t do anything illegal, attend any court-ordered substance abuse programs, and avoid hanging out with criminals. Besides keeping you out of jail, cleaning up your act while you’re awaiting your trial shows the judge that you’re taking responsibility for your actions and it may help you at your trial.
At AAAA Discount Bail Bonds, we can help you through the entire process of obtaining a bond so you can get out of jail quickly. Our expert staff can explain all of your options so you can make the right decision during this difficult time. Call our dedicated staff anytime at (936)539-4444 for a free consultation or if you have any questions.