If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, no matter what it’s for, it’s better to deal with it sooner rather than later. If you wait, you increase your chances of being arrested on their terms, not yours, which could mean that you get arrested during a simple traffic stop or worse, it happens in front of your family or at your place of employment. You can avoid the embarrassment by turning yourself in. On your terms.
When you’re arrested, the court will set bail to give you the opportunity to be released and go home but still be compelled to show up at your future court dates. Depending on the type and severity of the crime, bail can be considerably high. However, in some instances, it may be possible to get a reduction in bail so it’s more affordable.
When you’ve been arrested and you were released on a bail bond, you’re supposed to avoid contact with known criminals, stay away from firearms, and avoid doing anything illegal yourself. These are pretty standard conditions of bail that the court issues. Often, they also include that you enroll in a drug or alcohol treatment program and stay away from specific areas but the overall point is while you’re out on bail, clean up your act and stay out of trouble.
If you’ve been arrested for a crime there’s a good chance you’ll be released on bail unless the crime was severe, there’s a high chance you’ll skip out on bail, or you’re a repeat offender. You may be asking yourself that age-old question posed by The Clash―should I stay or should I go?
If you were arrested, booked, paid bail, and were released, you may think you can relax now but nothing could be further from the truth. Posting bail means that you promise to not only show up in court but also that while you’re awaiting your trial, you have to abide by the rules outlined in court. If you don’t, you could find yourself back in jail and this time, you’ll have to stay there until your court date.
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If you’re appearing in court, you want things to go your way. The judge and jury (if it’s a jury trial) will scrutinize everything you do and everything you say so it’s important to be alert, respectful, and mindful of your words and actions. Once you know what NOT to do, you’ll be closer to a positive outcome of your trial.