Have you recently been bonded out while on a bail bond? There are a few mistakes that you absolutely don't want to make when you're dealing with something as critical as a bail bond. Here are some of the most common issues that arise:
1. Not Giving Out the Correct Information
Does your address change frequently? Or are you still using an old address? There are many reasons your bondsman may need to contact you, and they will become wary and nervous if they discover that you have (intentionally or not) given them false information. When in doubt, give your bondsman as much information as you can so that they can always get in touch. Communication is a part of the process.
2. Traveling Out of State While On a Bond
It's easy to imagine that no one will know if you travel out of state while you're on a bond. But if you're caught out of state, it's almost always true that you'll end up having your bail revoked and being held until your court date. You shouldn't do any traveling until you've completed your court requirements!
3. Failing to Call If a Court Date Will Be Missed
Some people assume that missing a court date is the end: You can't get there, so you'll absolutely have a warrant out for your arrest. This isn't necessarily true. You can have someone explain to the court why you couldn't go (such as medical issues) and it is possible to reschedule, especially if you know that you can't attend fairly early on. You should call your bondsman immediately if you believe you can't make a court date.
4. Assuming Multiple Jurisdictions Will Communicate
It is not uncommon for an individual to be re-arrested while they're out on bond, and it doesn't necessarily mean that they've committed any additional crimes. For instance, someone can be released on bond regarding one crime and then be arrested again on a warrant in another jurisdiction. Many individuals make the mistake of assuming that jurisdictions communicate, but they don't. Missing your court date because you have been arrested in another area will still potentially revoke your bail and put you in debt to your bondsman.
The bail bonding process doesn't need to be difficult. Your bail bondsman can walk you through from start to finish -- just contact them early on and let them lead you through the process. Your bail bond will involve both your time and your freedom, so it's not something that should be taken lightly!
For a bail bonds service, contact a company such as All-Mobile Bail Bonds.