Bail can be canceled, or revoked under a few circumstances. The specific laws can vary a bit depending on the jurisdiction, but here are the typical grounds for bail cancellation:
Failure to Appear
This is one of the most common reasons for bail cancellation. If a person out on bail fails to appear for their scheduled hearing, the court can cancel the bail and issue a warrant for the person’s arrest.
Violation of Bail Conditions
When bail is granted, the court usually sets certain conditions that the person must follow. This could include things like not leaving the jurisdiction, not committing any other crimes, or not contacting certain people. If the court finds out that any of these conditions have been violated, it can cancel the bail.
Interference with Witnesses
If a person out on bail tries to tamper with witnesses or obstruct justice in any way, their bail can be canceled.
Committing a Serious Crime
If a person out on bail is arrested and charged with a serious crime, the court can revoke the bail.
When bail is canceled, the person is usually taken back into custody. Depending on the situation, they might not be eligible for bail again, so they’ll have to stay in jail until their case is resolved. Anyone out on bail must understand and follow the conditions of their release to avoid these consequences.