It’s not very common, but there are cases when the court may revoke your bail. It’s a common misconception that you’re in the clear once you’ve made your court date. The court can still choose to revoke bail and toss you behind bars until the trial is over for a number of reasons. Knowing those reasons can help you avoid any trouble.
We fully understand that being accused or convicted of a crime and sentenced to jail is a tough, confusing, and stressful situation. Still, it’s best to keep your emotions in check. An outburst in the courtroom can easily lead the judge to revoke your bail.
Essentially, this means do not start trouble with a bailiff, do not throw things, do not try to fight the judge—these situations have all happened in the past. They never end up going well for the defendant.
Misrepresentation or Fraud
It is imperative that you represent yourself accurately during your bail hearing. If you misrepresent yourself or your case, or commit fraud during the proceedings, know that the court will find out the truth. Then, you’ll risk your bail and land yourself in a heap of trouble – albeit behind bars.
If you become a safety concern in the eyes of the court, your bail will be rescinded. What does a safety concern entail? Usually it’s a concern that you might flee the state or potentially harm someone in the community. The court won’t take either risk. Putting the community at risk is not worth the trouble to the court, so they’ll toss you behind bars until your trial is through.