A bail bond is a written promise to pay an amount fixed by a court should the accused fail to appear in court. Common bail bond mistakes can unnecessarily complicate the process, delay the defendant’s release or even jeopardize the status of the bail bond. The following are some common mistakes to avoid:
- Incorrect Address
- Failing to notify the Bail Agency about out of state travel
- Getting Re-arrested while out on Bail
- Selecting an Illegitimate Bail Bond Agency
- Disregarding the Instructions Regarding Bail
Providing the wrong address can jeopardize the bail bond. In most states, if the bail agency finds out that a wrong address was given, they have every right to get the accused sent back to jail, without refunding any fees.
If the accused needs to travel while on bail, the first priority is to notify the Bail Bond Company and the court. Failing to do so can result in the bond getting revoked without any refund of fees.
If the accused gets re-arrested for the same crime or a different crime while on bail, the bond agency needs to be notified as soon as possible. In most states, the bond agency is legally permitted not to continue with the bond if the defendant has been arrested for the same crime. In some cases the accused will have to pay more fees and expenses.
Bail bonds agencies must follow certain legal requirements, and in most jurisdictions they have to be licensed to have an agency. It's very important to be sure that the person you hire is a legitimate bail bonds agent.
Not following the instructions regarding bail such as skipping a court hearing or taking advantage of cosigners could mean a re-arrest and revoked bail.
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