I’m Out on Bail, and Was Arrested Again. Should I Be Worried
Getting out on bail is a great feeling. Yes, you still have charges hanging over your head, but for the moment, you’re free to prepare your defense, continue working, and are able to spend time with your loved ones. It certainly beats sitting in a jail cell.
Everything was going great until something went sideways. Now, you’re sitting in the back of a squad car, returning to jail, and about to be formally arrested again.
There’s no way around it. This isn’t a good situation, but it doesn’t mean that your entire world has come crashing down around you. You still have a few options.
If you’re very lucky, by the time you reach the jail, something will happen, charges won’t be filed, and you’ll be free to go.
If you don’t get lucky, a few things are going to happen:
- Because being involved in criminal activity violates your bail agreement, the bail bond will be revoked.
- At the next arraignment, the judge will likely deny bail
While it’s rare for a judge to grant bail, there are always exceptions to the rules. If the judge looks at your case and feels that you deserve a second chance at bail, you can expect that they will not only increase the amount of bail you require but will also mandate even stricter restrictions. It’s highly likely that this time around, they will require that you submit to GPS monitoring, order at least partial house arrest, and make it very clear that if you do anything wrong this time and get arrested, you won’t be eligible for bail a third time.
If the judge grants bail a second time, you’ll have to convince the bail bonds agency that you’re working with, that you simply made a mistake and that you won’t get arrested again, and that they should agree to work with you again.
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