In many cases, after an arrest for violation of probation, you get the opportunity to post a bail bond. This happens just as when you were originally arrested for a crime. However, in many cases, violation bonds are more expensive than your initial arrest bond was. Here are some tips on how to approach the violation of probation bail bond.
Bonds for violation of probation tend to be more expensive than bonds from an initial arrest. This is because your probation officer will set the conditions for your release. Also, because you have already violated probation, the judge might be weary of letting you out of jail once again. They will recognize that your original bail bond was not sufficient to keep you from violating your probation. Therefore, they might increase the bail amount or refuse bail altogether. You have already shown the court that you could not handle your first bail bond appropriately, so the court will hesitate to let you out again.
However, this does not mean that a bond for violation of probation is impossible. Many times, a judge will still grant bail. They might increase your conditions for release in an attempt to keep you in line. They also might increase the amount for the bond.
But, there are ways that you can afford the bond. Two good options are using the services of a bail bondsman or contacting a cosigner. If you used a bail bondsman in the past, and did not follow the court’s rules, that bail bondsman might not be interested in working with you again. However, you can always find another bail bondsman. Or, if you didn’t use a bondsman for your initial bond, you could turn to one now to make your situation more affordable.
Another good option is contacting a cosigner on the bond. The cosigner can be anyone – a family member, a friend, a colleague. If you find someone that you can trust and who trusts you, as well as someone who can afford the bond, this is a good option. Again, if you’ve already used a cosigner, they might not want to give you more money. But you might be able to find someone else.
Because the cards are stacked against you when a violation bond is set, you need a strong lawyer to help defend you and fight for your bond. For this reason, it is in your best interest to contact a criminal defense attorney such as one at Ruane Attorneys. We can argue why you deserve to be released on bail and why you will return to court if you are granted bail. Having a lawyer to fight for you will make sure that you present the best argument possible to a judge.