What happens if the person that is bailed out doesn’t show up in Court?
The person who is arrested and accused for committing a particular crime will have to attend the court trial for the hearing. In this hearing the amount of bail is decided, depending upon the nature of crime on which the bail can be set. The bail is the total amount of money which the defendant has to give to the court in order to be out of jail during the trial process. So that he can move out freely without being inside the jail.
Sometimes it so happens that the defendant in unable to pay the bail bond amount to the court. In such situation the defendant or his family members can approach a bail bond agent who will be able to help them with the loan. The agent will check, in what connection the person has been jailed for and will try to check his whereabouts and then think of giving the defendant the bail amount to get a release from the jail. The agent will take a percentage of commission on the entire bail amount, in the form of fees which has to be paid in advance to get the bail bond. But, what happens if the person that is bailed out doesn’t show up in Court?
Once the bail is granted as per the rule, the defendant is not supposed to leave the area and do whatever he wants. This means that once he is out on bail, he should comply with all the conditions of agreement in the bond given by the agent. He has to appear the court whenever he is summoned. Once the bond is posted and the defendant misses the court date or does not appear deliberately or skips his presence in the court, then the defendant is liable to be deprived of the bail amount. Apart from this the defendant will be forced to pay attorney fees too. In some cases the defendant will come up with some reasons for not attending the court on the specified date, then the court may or may not consider depending on the reason. Only after thorough investigation the court will decide whether to write off the debt.
One should always remember that failing to attend the court is a great offense and is considered to be indirect criminal contempt of court. They are liable to be punished by the court and the court can also issue a warrant. No one can defy the law in short.