Can You Leave Town While Out on Bail?

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Abide by the Instructions Given by the Court to Prevent More Jail Time

Whether you have an upcoming business trip or an unexpected family emergency comes up, you need to be sure that you are able to leave town per your bail agreement. Here are some things to keep in mind if you are out on bail and need to temporarily leave town.

When you use a bail bond to get out of jail, you are agreeing to go to your appointed court date. Depending on the details of your arrest, leaving the area may or may not be an option. In some cases, you aren’t permitted to leave until after you’ve been to your hearing. To make sure you don’t create more trouble for yourself, you’ll need to take certain steps before leaving.

First get *written* permission to leave the area. This permission has to come from the court that has scheduled your hearing and your bail bondsman as well. Leaving without discussing it with your bail bondsman could result in breaking your contract.

Leaving town cannot interfere with your court date either. Missing your hearing, especially without any prior notification to your bail bondsman or the court, can result in your bail being revoked and a warrant for your arrest being made. Court fines and penalties could be added as well. If you had planned travel arrangements made that conflict with the hearing, it is better to reschedule them and not risk additional trouble by missing your court date.

Do you or a loved one require a bail bond in Detroit, MI? Contact the bail professionals at All American Bail Agency today! We can assist you with the bail process and help get you or a loved one out of jail quickly. Just give us a call at [nw_data field=phone].