Why You Should Never Skip Out on Bail

Why You Should Never Skip Out on Bail

If you’ve been released on bail after being arrested, it may be tempting to skip your upcoming court hearing and attempt to flee the state or country to avoid going to jail. Unfortunately, skipping out on bail is not worth the trouble.

The following are several reasons why you should never skip out on bail:

  • It is only a matter of time until you get caught – Whether it’s the police, a private detective, or even a bounty hunter, these parties will be looking for you if you flee the state or country while still owing a bail bondsman thousands or tens of thousands of dollars. If you attempt to find a place to live, get a legitimate job, or attempt to return home, you will eventually get caught and face either new charges or increased penalties, or both.
  • You will be issued an arrest warrant – Skipping bail automatically leads to an arrest warrant being issued against you. This means if you are pulled over for speeding or failing to wear a seat belt, a police officer will be able to see you have an arrest warrant. Not only will your arrest lead to new charges and penalties, but it will also result in losing your collateral.
  • Your co-signer will be held financially responsible – In most cases, posting bail requires a co-signer to pay bail and agree to take on the financial responsibility in the event you miss your court date. This means that the co-signer must pay any costs incurred by the bail bondsman while attempting to find you.
  • You will bring pain and shame to your family – Being on the run will also have a negative impact on your loved ones. You need to be responsible for your actions by attending your agreed court date.

In conclusion, skipping bail will only result in further legal trouble. If you have a legitimate reason why you can’t make a court hearing, it is possible to reschedule the date with the help of your bail bondsman.

If you or a loved one has been arrested in Ohio and wish to post bail on his/her behalf, contact Andy Callif Bail Bonds today at (614) 945-4334 for a free consultation. We are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week!


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