Can I Leave the State While on a Bail Bond?

You’re out of jail on bond, and feeling a big sense of relief. Now you’re wondering what comes next. Ultimately, the restrictions placed on your day-to-day life depend primarily on the conditions of your bail bonds in Angleton. These restrictions can vary in severity based on the kind of crime you have been charged with.

So, can you leave the state while on bail bond? The answer is, essentially, “it depends.” Here are some of the factors that will go into determining your ability to leave the state.

The court’s terms and conditions

When you’re released from jail on bond, you are expected to follow the various terms and conditions of your release implemented by the court. A common condition of release is that you as the defendant are required to remain in the jurisdiction where your case will be processed.  This means that, most of the time, the court order that grants you your release will also require you to remain in the state.

However, depending on the specific terms of your release, you may still be able to seek permission to leave the state. Without the court’s express permission, though, leaving the state could be seen as you attempting to flee the law and could result in having your bail revoked.

The terms and conditions of your bail bond

The bail bondsman will have separate terms and conditions you need to follow, even beyond the terms and conditions set by your court. So even if the court gives you permission to leave the state, you’ll also need to make sure you have express permission from your bail bond associate to do so.

Here again, the terms of your bail bond are very likely to require you to remain within the jurisdiction in which your case will be processed, unless you’re able to get approval both from the court and your bail bondsman. You may find a bail bondsman to be more willing to grant permission if the court does first, whereas a court will not be as likely to care whether or not a bondsman decides to grant you permission to leave the state.

In any circumstances, you will need to have a very good reason to leave the state while out on bail. Don’t expect the court to grant you the permission you seek so you can go on a cruise or vacation somewhere. That’s simply not going to happen. Even for more serious issues, such as a death in the family or other sort of emergency, you can expect to have your reason for leaving the state closely investigated before approval is given. Because you are a suspect in a crime, you do not have the freedom to come and go as you please—the court’s ability to investigate the crime comes first.

For more information about the terms and conditions that are common for bail bonds in Angleton and whether or not you’ll be able to leave the state while out on bail, we encourage you to contact Brazoria County Bail Bonds today. We’d be happy to answer any questions you have for our team.

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