If someone is bailed out of jail and then goes back to jail, it typically means that they have violated the conditions of their bail. This could include failing to appear in court, committing a new crime, or breaking any other rules set by the court. In this case, the bail may be revoked, and the person will be returned to jail.
They may also have to forfeit any money or assets that were used as collateral for the bail. Additionally, if they have a bail bond, the bail bond company may also take legal action against them.
If They Do Not Make Their Court Date & You Co-Signed
In cases where the defendant fails to appear for a court hearing or violates the conditions of their bail, the judge may revoke the bail and issue a warrant for the defendant’s arrest. If the defendant is then arrested, they will likely be held without bail until their trial.
Can My Bail Money Be Refunded?
Bail bond money is refundable so long as you show up in court for your hearing. The court may take a small fee of about 3% of your refund, depending on the state, usually around $60-$300. If you paid a bail bonds service, then you do not get a refund of the 10% service fee that the bail bonds company paid upfront on your behalf.
In some cases, the judge may order the return of bail money if the defendant is found not guilty or the charges are dismissed. However, this is not always the case and will depend on the laws of the jurisdiction.
It’s worth noting that some jurisdictions offer bail bond services, where a bail bond agent posts bail on behalf of the defendant and charges a fee for their services. In these cases, the fee paid to the bail bond agent is typically not refundable, even if the bail is returned.
It’s better to check with the court or the bail bond agency if you have any questions.