There is an opportunity to post bail and be released from custody until your court hearing for many people facing criminal charges. Being released from jail can often cause worry about what you should and shouldn’t do while waiting for your next court appearance. You should take advantage of this time and prepare yourself for your next steps in the judicial process. Allow yourself to return to your routine unless you are released with restrictions (such as house arrest or suspension of a license). Here are some general guidelines of what to do, what to avoid, and how to act while released on bail.
Do: Go to work. Working is a valuable and beneficial thing for yourself and your family. It is also often a condition of being released on bail. If you lose your job when you’re released from jail, you may have to prove you are seeking employment as a condition.
Don’t: Travel. A majority of bail conditions include not being able to travel outside of the country, and in some cases outside of the state, county, or town.
Do: Have friends and family over. It is still OK to have fun and meet with your friends and family. It will help keep you out of further trouble and allow quality time together in case court hearings turn into a long process or you head to jail.
Don’t: Partake in drugs or alcohol. Avoiding these is often a condition of being released on bail. When you go to a party or have friends over at home, it can be tempting to have a beer, but it’s always better to play it safe and stay within the conditions of your bail.
Do: Go to your court hearing. This is the most important thing that you need to do when released from custody. If you miss your hearing, a warrant for your arrest will be issued and the bail bond company may hire a bounty hunter to find you.
Being released on bail can provide some relief, but there are conditions that need to be met. If you need help posting bail, don’t hesitate to contact AAA Bail Bonds. Our bail bondsman are available 24 hours a day and can bail you out of jail any time, day or night.