How To Reinstate A Bail Bond

3 February 2020
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When you have violated the terms of your bail, you may have your bail revoked. If you have a bail bond, this will also be revoked. Under these circumstances, you may be forced to remain in jail until you have had your trial. However, you may be able to have your bail and bond reinstated. 

Drafting a Motion

You should consider contacting an attorney to help you with having your bail reinstated. If you cannot afford an attorney because you have a low income, you have the right to a public attorney. You will need to draft a motion to have the bail reinstated. 

If you had paid for bail yourself, you will simply need to bail yourself out again. However, if you had to have yourself bailed out with the help of a bondsman, you will instead need the bond company to agree to reinstate the bond. The bond company sometimes needs to fill out a form. 

Your court might provide you with a form that you must fill out to have your bail reinstated. In some cases, you may be able to download the form from a website. If there is no form for you to fill out, you will want to draft your own.

The motion must include the name of the court, the name of the state prosecuting you, your name as a defendant, and the case number. You will need a title that clearly states your motion. Then, you'll need to clearly state why you failed to meet the conditions of the bail. For example, you may have had a medical emergency that forced you to remain in the hospital at the time of the court date. 

Consequences of Not Drafting a Motion

If you do not have your bail reinstated, you will have a warrant issued for your arrest. You will have to remain in jail until your court date. However, you may be released if you can have your bail reinstated.

Even if the bail bondsman is not willing to work with you again, you may still find another bail bondsman who is willing to bail you out of jail. In some cases, you may be able to put something up as collateral, such as your house, car, or another possession. You may also have additional requirements such as needing to report to the bail bondsman and continuing to go to school or work. However, you'll be able to continue with your life until your court date when you have been bailed out.