In Kansas, “no bond” typically means that the defendant is not eligible for release on bail pending trial. When a judge orders “no bond” for a defendant, it means that the defendant must remain in custody until their case is resolved, such as through trial, plea negotiations, or dismissal of charges.
There are several reasons why a judge may order “no bond” for a defendant…
1. Flight Risk – If the judge believes that there is a high risk that the defendant will flee or not appear for court hearings if released on bail, they may order “no bond” to ensure the defendant’s presence throughout the legal process.
2. Public Safety Concerns – If the judge determines that releasing the defendant on bail would pose a danger to public safety or the community, they may order “no bond” to protect the public.
3. Severity of the Offense – In cases involving serious crimes, such as capital offenses or violent felonies, the judge may order “no bond” based on the seriousness of the charges and concerns about the defendant’s potential risk to society.
4. Violation of Probation or Pretrial Release – If the defendant is already on probation or pretrial release for another offense and is accused of violating the terms of their release, the judge may order “no bond” pending a probation violation hearing.