Can a bail bonds revoke a bond if they want? 47 Answers as of May 30, 2013A person is out on bond and picked up on an indictment out of another county. The bail bonds and court were notified that the defendant was detained and given a bond. The judge granted the defendant a 30 day continuance. Can the bail bonds revoke the bond after finding out that the defendant was gonna post the second bond with another bail bonds and not them?
Burdon and Merlitti | Adam Van Ho
In theory, no. Once the bond is placed, absent some other situation, the bail bondsman should not be able to revoke his/her bond just because they are not happy with the fact you are obtaining services elsewhere on your other case. The issue will ultimately be up to the judge, however, if he/she wishes to allow the bailbondsman to pull his/her bond.
Answer Applies to: Ohio
Cynthia Henley, Lawyer | Cynthia Henley
To get off a bond, the bonding company must file a motion that is presented to the judge. If granted, the bonding company is off the bond and a warrant issues. There are a variety of reasons which would justify release from obligation. Obtain a copy of the motion and talk with your lawyer.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
If a bondsman finds out that a person is indicted on another crime, especially in another country, he will revoke the bond. If you negotiate the bond with him he may be willing to take the additional risk, but if it is another country he may not be able to do that. He is well within his rights to revoke the bond.
Answer Applies to: New York
Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
Nebraska does not do "bail bonds". Bond are posted by the person or family members. If a person gets rearrested while out on bond the person who posted the bond can request that the bond be released so they can get back part of the funds they have posted. Normally there is a 10% fee.
Answer Applies to: Nebraska
Charles M. Schiff, Attorney at Law | Charles M. Schiff
A bail bondsman can petition the court to allow the company to withdraw its bail bond. If the "indictment out of another county" is in effect a violation of the original bail conditions, the court may allow the withdrawal. If it is not a violation, the court is unlikely to allow the bondsman's petition.
Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Hammerschmidt Broughton Law | Mark A. Broughton
I'm pretty sure that is not what happened. In the first case the judge violated the bond because of the arrest in the second case. The bail amount (amount the bondsman must post to get you released) on the first case was either raised or the judge set "no bail" as the amount. Committing another offense while out of custody on a pending case is one of the quickest ways to get thrown in jail, bondsman or no.
Answer Applies to: California
Law Office of Christopher G Humphrey PC | Christopher G Humphrey
Bond may only be revoked for a violation of a condition of bond. I doubt that a condition of bond is that you use a particular bond company. If the new indictment was alleging a crime occurred while you where on bond, then that is a violation of bond an the bond may be revoked.
Answer Applies to: Wyoming
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
If a person is on bond fora case, and picks up a second case, on which bail is set, the Court in the first case can definitely revoke the bond in that case, as one of the conditions of bail is that the arrestee refrain from picking up another criminal case.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Carter Boyle LLC | Michael Carter
Generally a Bond is at will, meaning the Bonds Men has a right to revoke the bond. What a defendant can do is 1st ask for some type of notice, and then argue for a hearing. At the Hearing the Defendant can argue that the bondsman revoking the bond has caused an undue hardship and the judge should schedule the next bond accordingly. In the end you will probably have the bond revoked but you still have a chance at a lower bond.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
DeVito & Visconti, PA | John E DeVito
In Massachusetts a defendant's bail can be revoked and the defendant sent to jail for up to 60 days if he or she is rearrested, provided the court informed the defendant at arraignment of the bail revocation statute. If that warning was not given the defendant would not likely have the bail revoked. The defendant could post another bail on the new case. In any event do not go to court without an attorney.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
You need to start by looking at the agreement that was signed with the bail bondsman. Also if there was a subsequent incident that occurred after the initial bond was written, that could be a violation resulting in revocation. If the bail bond company is fearful that the person will not show for court, for whatever reason, that could also be an issue. I don't have enough facts. You need to consult with a local attorney.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Expert Bronx Criminal Lawyers | Alexander Sanchez
Yes. bail bond agencies and clients are engaged in a contractual relationship. Before a bail bond agency puts up substantial funds to bail a person out, the client (or his/her representatives) must agree to numerous conditions. These conditions usually include the proviso that the bailed out person not get arrested again on a new charge. If the person does get arrested, the bail bond agency can simply go back to court and ask the court to exonerate the bail bond. Essentially, the bail bond agency is not in the business of risking its funds for a person who persists in criminal activity. A person facing numerous charges may decide to flee the jurisdiction, causing the bail bond agency to lose money, and bail bond agencies are not in the business of losing money.
Answer Applies to: New York
Jason Overton, Attorney at Law | Jason Overton
I don't know why he would, as long as the person was still making their payments to him. That kind of thing happens all the time. The 2 arrests are 2 different incidents, each with its own bond. If the bondsman was to come off of the first bond, the person would be picked up by law enforcement in the first jurisdiction and held in that jail, because he would no longer be out on bond.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Law Offices of Stephanie Lee Ehrbright, Esq. | Stephanie Lee Ehrbright
Yes, the bondsman can revoke the bond if they choose. Then the person would have to re-post it with someone else. Check the contract that was signed when the bond was posted for specifics.
Answer Applies to: Arizona
Law Office of John Schum, LLC | John Schum
Bonds are covered by contract law and the terms of the bond will spell out what conditions will allow the bond to be pulled. The bond paperwork is generally written so loosely and favorable to the bondsman that they can pretty much do what they want.
Answer Applies to: Hawaii