Understanding the intricacies and nuances of the bail bond process can be challenging and overwhelming for those dealing with an unexpected arrest. There are likely to be several questions, many of them centering around how to get out of jail as quickly as possible to return to friends, family, and loved ones. As we reviewed in our prior article, many questions may also arise related to the conditions imposed on the defendant once bail is posted and he or she is released from jail.
If you’re in the San Bernardino area and have questions about the bail bonds process, bail conditions, or would like to schedule a free consultation, contact Future Bail Bonds. A compassionate and professional bondsman would be happy to speak with you. In the meantime, in this second installment of our two-part series on bail conditions, we’ll review some of the most common bail conditions accused individuals are expected to comply with while he or she waits for his or her day in court.
It should go without saying that the defendant is expected to comply with all applicable local and federal laws once he or she is released from jail. Aside from this being the expectation of every citizen, accused individuals need to avoid rearrest so that they are available to attend all scheduled court hearings related to their case.
Some judges will also impose bail conditions related to the defendant’s employment. This may include a minimum or maximum amount of work hours within a specific industry. Depending on the nature of the charges, the defendant may be prohibited from returning to their former job or obtaining employment in specific industries.
Defendants may be ordered to avoid certain people, places, and events while they are out of jail on bail. This may be for the protection of others, the protection of the accused, or both. This condition may also be put into place to help foster an environment for the defendant that lessens the chance of re-offending.
As a condition of bail, it may be an expectation that the accused returns home by a certain time each day to ensure he or she doesn’t have free access to the community in which they are accused of offending in. If this condition is set, there is likely a corresponding check-in procedure that is detailed as well.
Depending on the nature of the charges brought against the defendant and the safety threat he or she presents to society, there may be restrictions put into place that forbid the defendant from owning or being around firearms, knives, or other weaponry. There may need to be thorough, random searches of the accused’s home to ensure compliance with this condition.
In addition to the above conditions, the judge may also impose certain travel restrictions that detail where and when the accused can and cannot travel to. These conditions may also set parameters on who the defendant is allowed to travel with, and may have separate expectations for travels within and outside of the court’s jurisdiction.
While these six bail conditions are quite common, the potential restrictions a judge may impose are nearly endless and may be as unique as each case and individual is. If you’re in Rancho, Ontario, Fontana, or the surrounding areas and have questions about the bail bonds process and possible bail conditions, contact a professional bondsman at Future Bail Bonds today at 909-990-5700 or fill out the form below. We’d love to help you out!