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5 Things You Should Not Do When You Are Out on Bail

 Posted on January 28, 2021 in Bail Bonds

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If you are arrested and charged with a crime, you will usually be required to post bail, which will allow you to be released from custody while awaiting trial. While this will let you return to your normal life, you should be aware that you may face restrictions on what you can do or where you can go. If you violate these restrictions, you could be taken back into custody, and these violations could also affect your criminal case. To prevent these types of consequences, you should be sure to avoid the following:

  1. Using drugs or alcohol - The conditions of bail may state that you are prohibited from consuming alcohol or using drugs, especially if you were arrested for DWI or drug charges. In some cases, you may be required to take random drug tests. To avoid potential violations of these conditions, it is best to avoid the use of these substances altogether.

  2. Associating with certain people - You may be required to avoid contacting or spending time with other people who were involved in your alleged criminal activity as part of the conditions of your bail. In cases involving accusations of domestic violence, a protective order may be issued that will prohibit you from contacting family members. You will want to be sure to abide by the court’s restrictions, and it is often best to avoid associating with convicted felons or people who have been involved in criminal activity.

  3. Traveling outside of a certain area - While your case is ongoing, you may be required to stay within a specific geographical area, such as the city or county where you live, or you may be prohibited from leaving the state. If you do need to travel, you should be sure to obtain permission from the court and follow any requirements put in place by a judge.

  4. Quitting your job - During your case, you need to show that you are a productive member of society, so you will want to maintain employment and show that you have connections to your community. The loss of a job could be seen as a sign that you are planning to leave the area before your case is completed.

  5. Missing court dates - It is crucial to appear in court for all scheduled hearings or meetings with a judge, and if you fail to do so, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. If you will be unable to appear at any court dates, you should notify your bail bondsman and your attorney as soon as possible. They can help you determine whether you can reschedule these dates and avoid penalties for failure to appear.


Contact a McKinney Bail Bonds Agent

Following an arrest, you will want to make sure you can get out of jail as soon as possible. Doc’s Bail Bonds offers affordable options for posting bail, and after you are released, we will work with you to make sure you can follow all restrictions put in place by a judge during your case. Contact our Collin County bail agents by calling 214-747-4110. We are available 24/7, and we can help you post bail at any of the jails in the Dallas/Fort Worth area or throughout the state of Texas.

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