What will happen at a PR Bond Hearing? 11 Answers as of August 14, 2014

My son was locked up for a breach of peace charge. He got released on a PR bond. Then he got arrested the following week for shoplifting. What do you think is going to happen at his hearing?

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Elhart & Horvath, P.C.
Elhart & Horvath, P.C. | Mattias Johnson
The PR bond, which was a gift from the judge, will likely be revoked and a larger bond set. Any offense committed while on a PR bond looks very bad and you should speak with an experienced defense attorney in your area to figure out the best way forward.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/14/2014
Law Offices of Steven J. Topazio
Law Offices of Steven J. Topazio | STEVEN J TOPAZIO
A person being released on personal recognizance without surety might have his bail revoked if arrested for subsequent criminal activity if he received a bail warning from the court. The Judge will review the order to recognize, the facts of the new charge, and consider the prosecutor's request for bail on the new charge or any request to revoke the personal recognizance on the pending case. Consult with an attorney who can advise you.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 8/6/2014
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
The judge could revoke the PR bond and set bail.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 8/7/2014
Connell-Savela
Connell-Savela | Jason Savela
This is likely a bond violation, committing a new crime. If so, his bond can be revoked and he will have to post bond. Sometimes, lower level charges like shoplifting are not noticed in higher level courts (felony). But, I would expect that his bond will be revoked and he will have to post a bond to be released.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Replied: 8/6/2014
Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
It is unlikely he will see any more jail time than what he may have already served. However, he hurt himself with any plea offer that may come forth from the prosecutor. He can expect a large fine and lots of community service hours. He blew his chance of having the Breach of Peace thrown out.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 8/6/2014
    DeVoe Treadwell, Attorney at Law
    DeVoe Treadwell, Attorney at Law | DeVoe Treadwell, Attorney at Law
    Don't know. I do free consultations and would need to know more information. If you would like you could schedule an appointment with me and we can talk about the totality of the circumstances.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 8/6/2014
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    If your question is what will happen because they are now revoking his bond due to the new charge, he will likely have to post bond. If the question is about what will happen when he goes to court on the breach of peace charge, it really depends on the facts, his age and they are likely aware of the bond violation. Best to get a criminal lawyer to help him out.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 8/6/2014
    Barton Barton & Plotkin
    Barton Barton & Plotkin | Maurice Ross
    The judge has wide discretion. Without knowing more facts and background this is impossible to answer. Does your son have a good education and employment record? Community involvement? Prior criminal record? All is these factors come into play. But jail time is quite possible here or at least fines and community service with probation. This is a serious matter and your son needs a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 8/6/2014
    Michael J. Harris, Attorney at Law
    Michael J. Harris, Attorney at Law | Michael Harris
    Your son really needs to hire an attorney. Without this, it sounds like he will not know how to put up a defense and will end up in jail. Hire one TODAY.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 8/6/2014
    Simpson Law Office, PLLC | Alexander J. Simpson, III
    The Court will consider whether your son should be allowed a bond at all, and if so, in what amount.
    Answer Applies to: Mississippi
    Replied: 8/6/2014
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    His bond could be revoked for picking up the new charge as it is a standard bond condition not to violate the law while out on bond. The judge could revoked his bond meaning that not only he has to pay the court whatever bond amount the PR bond was set at, but he could remain in jail for the duration of his case.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 8/6/2014
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