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Domestic violence was a part of my family's life for years. When I made the decision to leave with my children, I had to rely on the law to provide the protection we needed. Sometimes, the system does not work as fast as we want. I soon learned that going at it alone without any guidance caused significant delays. I created this blog to help others who are seeking legal means to deal with an abusive ex. By making the right moves, it is possible to get the necessary protections in place so that you can also live a happier and healthier life.


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Can I Be Bailed Out Of Jail After A Failure To Appear?

by Gina Hill

It's always a bad idea to fail to appear in court when you have been bailed out of jail. By doing so, you will then face potential legal consequences and it will be more difficult to receive bail in the future. However, you might be able to obtain a failure to appear bail bond.

Failure to Appear

When you are released from jail on bail, you will be given a series of pre-trial conditions that you are required to meet. Almost always, you will be required to appear in court when required. If you fail to appear in court, a warrant will be issued for your arrest. 

Extenuating Circumstances

In some cases, there might be extenuating circumstances. For example, there might have been a natural disaster that prevented you from making it to your court appearance. 

Posting Bail Again

After you have been re-arrested after failing to appear in court, you will be given a second opportunity to post bail in some cases. This is at the discretion of the judge. If the judge decides that you are allowed to post bail, you may be required to obtain a failure to appear bond. This is more expensive than a conventional bond.

However, you will not have to pay for the entire bail yourself. Make sure to contact a family member after you have been arrested and they will be able to assist you in getting bailed out of jail. Your love done will only need to pay for a portion of the bail as a fee and the rest will be paid for by the failure to appear bail bondsman. 


In some cases, the individual who vouches for you will need to put a valuable up as collateral. For example, they may need to put up the deed to their house or the title of their car. This is to help make sure that the bondsman will be compensated in the event that you jump bail. However, in some cases, collateral is not necessary and your loved one will instead be able to rely on their credit score.

Why You Should Post Bail Again

If you lose your case, you might face a longer jail sentence because you did not appear originally in court. Therefore, it's a good idea to use your time, after bailing yourself out of jail, to work with an attorney so you can build a solid case.

For more information, contact a company like U.S. Bonding Co.