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What Happens if I Am Arrested for Violating the Conditions of Bail?

 Posted on May 29, 2023 in Bail Bonds

McKinney Bail Bond ProfessionalsIf you are arrested for a criminal offense in Texas, you may be released on bail before your trial. Bail will require you to pay a certain amount to the court, which will be returned after the completion of your case. Because the amounts of bail can be high, and you may not be able to afford to pay thousands of dollars or more to be released, you may obtain a bail bond. In these cases, a bail bondsman will pay bail on your behalf, and you will usually only be required to pay 10 percent of the total amount of bail. When you are released on bail, certain conditions will be imposed on you by the court. It is important to understand what can happen if you violate the conditions of bail.

How Courts Address Violations of Bail Conditions

Courts set bail for two main reasons: to make sure defendants appear for court hearings or other legal proceedings and to protect the safety of the public. Requiring a person to put down a certain amount of money is meant to make sure they will not flee the area or refuse to participate in legal proceedings in order to avoid being convicted. Placing conditions on bail is meant to prevent a person from taking actions that could harm their alleged victims or others after they have been released.

The conditions of bail may be different in each individual case, and they may depend on the crimes you are accused of committing and other issues that may affect public safety. In some cases, you may be required to use electronic monitoring that will track your location, such as by wearing a GPS ankle bracelet, or you may be confined to your home or required to follow a curfew. You may also be required to take regular drug tests or use an ignition interlock device on your vehicle to make sure you do not drive while under the influence of alcohol.

Some of the most restrictive conditions may apply in cases involving accusations of family violence. If you have been arrested for domestic abuse, child abuse, stalking, harassment, or other offenses against a family or household member, you may be restricted from contacting the alleged victims or going near their homes, schools, or workplaces.

If you are accused of violating any of the conditions of bail, you may be re-arrested. In these cases, a hearing will be held to determine whether the violations occurred and how they will be addressed. In some cases, a judge may decide to revoke bail, and you may be required to stay in jail throughout the rest of your criminal case. In others, you may be required to put down an additional amount of bail in order to be released, and if necessary, additional conditions may be put in place. While the decisions made by a judge will depend on the specific facts involved in your case, bail is more likely to be denied if there is evidence showing that you violated conditions related to the safety of an alleged child victim or the safety of others in the community.

Contact Our McKinney Bail Bond Professionals

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime, Doc's Bail Bonds can help you understand your options for paying bail and being released quickly. We can also advise you on how to proceed if you have been accused of violating the conditions of bail, and we can assist in putting down any additional amounts that the court may require. To learn how our Collin County bail agents can help you, contact us today at 214-747-4110. We are here to help you get out of jail 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.




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