Rules You Must Abide While Released on Bail

Rules You Must Abide While Released on Bail

If you were arrested and you now face criminal charges, you might be able to get released from jail with a bail bond. Getting released on bail requires you to pay a fee, either the full amount or a fraction of the amount with a bail bondsman.

If you get released on bail, you will be able to go on about your normal life--however, there are often restrictions imposed by the judge while your court case is pending. Our team at Andy Callif Bail Bonds explains the rule you might need to follow while released on bail.

Common Restrictions While Released on Bail

Bail is designed to ensure that the defendant will appear at their court hearing and that the community is protected during their release. The judge often sets various rules or restrictions to ensure that the defendant will appear at their court hearing and won’t hurt others while released.

Common restrictions that a judge sets when a defendant is set on bail include the following:

  • Follow curfew

  • Obey all laws

  • Maintain or seek employment

  • Get rid of possessed weapons

  • Comply with specific travel restrictions

  • Refrain from using alcohol or drugs

  • Stay away from specific places or people

How Does a Judge Decide Which Restrictions to Set?

A judge will consider a variety of factors to determine which conditions are appropriate for a person being released on bail. In most cases, a judge will consider the defendant’s criminal history, their physical and mental conditions, the seriousness of their criminal charges, and their likelihood of fleeing the country if released.

For example, if a person is released on bail for a multiple DUI arrest, the judge might agree on bail with certain restrictions related to the crime. Since it’s not the first time the defendant has been charged with drunk driving, the judge might require them to be released with a suspended license or with an ignition interlock device.

If you or your loved ones face criminal charges, our team at Andy Callif Bail Bonds is here to help you. We have been helping clients with their bail bond process since 1960. Contact our team today at (614) 945-4334 for legal guidance!


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