What To Do While Out On Bail
After being released on bail many people are left wondering what they should do until their case is resolved. Well the Bail Bonds Doctor has got you covered. Our highly-rated team of bail bondsmen have decided to put together an article to help you better navigate what to do upon your release on bail. The first and most important thing to do is make sure that you make all of your scheduled court appearances until the case is ultimately decided by a plea, jury trial, or dismissal. If you are convicted you must also appear in court for the sentencing.
While released from jail on bail, keep close contact with your bail bondsman. Notify your bail bondsman within 24-hours of any changes to your residence, phone number or employment. This is crucial in the event that we need to contact you about any changes to your next court date or other matters regarding your case.
You may be asked to come in and check in with our office while out on bail. Be sure to check in as directed and if you forget or cannot check in as scheduled, give our office a call as soon as you realize you missed a check in.
If you are unsure about when your next court date is, call our office right away. Always call us if you don’t know your next court date. A bail bondsman at our office can check in with the court and get back to you on when you need to show up for court.
If you do miss a court appearance for any reason, give us right away so that we have a chance to inform the court of the mistake and get you back on the calendar before there are warrants issued out for your arrest.
If you end up getting arrested for another offense or in another county, be sure to call us immediately to ensure that an arrest warrant does not get issued for you in your pending case.
Things You Should Do
- Stay Clean & Sober: If you are in need of help find a locally scheduled Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcodics Anoynomous (NA) meeting. We can help point you in the right direction if you are unsure where to begin.
- Practice ‘Self Protection’: While you are released on bail be sure to obey the laws and avoid putting yourself in situations that could bring you attention from law enforcement.
- Keep Full-Time Employment: Judges take jobs into consideration and going to school is also a plus if you are enrolled.
- Avoid People Who Could Get You Into Trouble: If you were arrested because you were hanging out with the wrong crowd, avoid those people. You don’t want to get caught up in something new that they may be doing while you are out on bail.
- Seek Help: If you are charged with a crime that involves violence, consider enrolling in an ‘anger managment’ class, on your own. The judge will notice that you are taking steps to better yourself.
- Be Honest With Your Attorney: Work with them every possible way that you can. After all you are both on the same team and need to work together for the best possible outcome.
- Stay In Touch With Those Who Co-Signed Your Bail Bond: Those who cosigned your bail bond played a huge part in your release from jail. Stay in contact with them regularly and seek them out for emotional support as these are the people who care about you the most.
Contact The Bail Bonds Doctor
The Bail Bonds Doctor can get you a qualified bail bondman who will help you get out of jail to await your trial. We eliminate the hassle when getting bail bonds and produce quick results to alleviate your stress. We require very little information to get started and provide numerous ways to contact us day or night. When you’re searching for a bail bonds company to help get your loved one out of jail, contact us for quick, immediate and reliable service at (612) 332-3030.