Your Release May Hinge On Responsibilities
If you've been arrested and taken into custody, there are many reasons to want to get out of jail as soon as possible. If you're not able to post bail by yourself, you will need to post one of three different types of bond to walk out of jail.
If you get out of jail on bond, however, this doesn't necessarily mean you're free until the scheduled date of your hearing. You might be required to check in with a supervision officer, obtain an alcohol monitoring device, submit to a drug or alcohol assessment, or even wear a GPS or electronic monitoring device.
If you are found to be in violation of a bond condition, you could have your bail revoked and once again find yourself sitting in jail.
Conditions That Match The Criminal Charge
While your bond release may require you to, in general, follow all laws, it may include stipulations that relate more directly to the crime with which you have been charged. For example, if you've been arrested for DUI or DWI, the terms of your release on bond may require you to use an ignition interlock device or a portable alcohol monitor. You may also be required to go to drug and alcohol counseling. For an assault charge, you could be ordered to stay away from the other person involved in the incident.
Contact A Lawyer Today
Questions about your bond conditions? Consult with an experienced attorney in Austin, Texas, who can provide astute legal guidance while helping you understand what to expect next. To schedule an appointment with an attorney at our Travis County office, call 512-474-9999 or write to us using our online contact form for additional information.