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Hello, I'm Karla Mitchell. Going through a legal case can be very expensive and challenging. I won't go into details, but I recently underwent my own legal battle that lasted several years. It is finally over and I successfully received a settlement, but I had to spend so much time studying law in order to play my role in my own court case. While I found a great attorney at one point, I felt completely lost initially and I don't want anyone else to experience the same thing. So I decided to create this blog for those who would like to know more about law.


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Bail Mistakes To Avoid

by Andrew Martin

A bail bond company is one of the most immediate needs for anyone facing criminal charges. However, the biggest concerns when securing bail are false information, missing deadlines, and committing other crimes.  

In order for your bail application to go smoothly, you have to play your role, which is to provide the correct information to the stakeholders. Most people believe it to be the responsibility of the bail agency to sort out your bail. The process can be delayed or expedited, depending on your level of honesty.

How Can You Be the Model Client?

Do Not Lie to the Court, Police, or Bail Agency

It is utterly futile to lie to any of the above entities. All the information you give is verifiable and, if it is found to be a lie, you have jeopardized your chances of freedom. In fact, the police, bail agency, and court will sternly advise you against both verbal and written lies.

Pivotal information for bail includes, but is not limited to:

  • Your official name

  • Your physical address

  • The official name and address of your cosigner to the bail

  • A payment plan

Show Up For Scheduled Appearances in Court

The terms and conditions of bail include scheduled court appearances. If you do not show up for these appearances, you forfeit your bail. A warrant will be issued for your arrest without the option of bail.

If you have a cosigner to your bail, violating these terms leaves them vulnerable to losing all the money they put up for your bail including any collateral.

Adhere to the Payment Deadlines

Bail agencies are strict about keeping the payment deadlines. Since most people on bail are facing the possibility of a guilty verdict, they are considered a flight risk. Missing even one payment deadline is considered a violation and the agency usually assumes the worst. They are free to apply the consequences that come with missed payments.

Once the bail agency brings your missed payments to the attention of the court, your bail may be revoked and you may be rearrested.

Do Not Commit Another Crime

Committing other crimes while out on bail automatically revokes the bail as you are considered a danger to society. During bail hearings, your previous conduct is taken into account. In fact, the decision to grant you bail hinges on your actions as a citizen before the charges.

Once free, you must keep away from any type of crime because involvement in crime is a violation of the bail terms and conditions

A bail bond company is meant to offer you the opportunity to mount your defense from the comfort of your everyday life, surrounded by your loved ones. If you choose to see it that way you can take advantage of the temporary reprieve it offers you. If not and you get up to more mischief, there will be no other option but jail until your hearing.

For more information, talk with a company like A Bail Now Bail Bonds, Inc..