When you get a bail bond, you are free from custody but must adhere to the set rules and regulations by the court. Bail bond conditions help to ensure that the defendant does not interfere with the case and consequently affect the ruling. Different cases will have different bail bond conditions.
Here are some of the bail bond conditions before court date:
- Confinement to a Specific location
- No contact condition
- Non-possession of Weapon
- Drug abuse abstinence
- Financial capability proof
This condition ensures that you live within a specific residence, and in some cases, the court may require that you live with your surety. It may also require you to surrender your passport if they suspect you may flee from the country. Other conditions may be a restraining order from visiting the victim’s residence or the witnesses’ location.
Condition of no contact
One of the reasons why a judge may deny a defendant bail is to avoid interference with the victims or the witnesses. If they grant bail, it may be under the condition that you do not contact the victims or witnesses under any circumstances.
Possessions of weapons
A judge may grant bail if they are sure that you do not possess guns or any other weapon. They may restrict you from handling any weapons before the court date, and till you are proven innocent.
Drug and substance abuse
This condition may be set to ensure you do not act under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Doing so may be against the law and may lead to a breach of bail conditions.
The court decides on the bail amount that the defendant must pay before securing his release. The defendant may post their bail or seek help from a bail bond company.
Professional legal advice when interpreting the bail bond conditions will ensure that you do not end up breaching them and facing the legal consequences.