What Is A Bail Bond Reinstatement?

A bail bond reinstatement goes hand-in-hand with a bail bond forfeiture. In order to understand what both these terms mean, you need to understand what actions will precipitate a forfeiture and what will then become a request for reinstatement. If you have posted bond in order to get out of jail while awaiting your court date and then never bother to show up in court, then you will automatically forfeit the bond that was posted for your release and you can be arrested immediately. However, you can always ask for the court to reinstate your bond when you present yourself at your next court hearing. Naturally, if you face a forfeiture and a reinstatement, these proceedings incur charges that will be passed on to your bail bondsman who will in turn pass them on to you.

Not showing up for your court date is certainly not a recommended strategy to take if you are facing a DUI. Any criminal charges can have severe negative impacts on your life. A DUI will not only result in your insurance rates skyrocketing, but it will be permanently on your record for anyone to see in the future. So, if you want to buy a house, find work with a better company or simply apply for some for form of government assistance, the criminal charge will appear on your record. Therefore, it is in your best interests to show up for every court hearing and to hire the best DUI lawyer you can afford to represent you in court.

However, if you do miss your court date for some reason, then you can expect the bench to issue an arrest warrant that could be carried out immediately. You can also expect your bail bondsman to send agents to your home to get the money owed to them.

Bail Bonds   |  August 20th, 2013    | 

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