Wisconsin Bail Jumping Defense Lawyers
Waukesha & Milwaukee Criminal Attorney
The jury instructions provide that in Wisconsin, a person charged with bail jumping may be convicted if:
- The defendant was arrested for or charged with a felony or misdemeanor.
- The defendant was released from custody on bond under conditions.
- The defendant intentionally failed to comply with the terms of the bond. The defendant knew of the terms of the bond and knew that his or her actions did not comply with those terms.
Wisconsin JI-Criminal 1795.
* Release refers to the defendant posting the bond, whether in the form of a signature or cash, and does not require the defendant's physical departure from the jail or custody. If a defendant made bond on a signature bond by signing it, he or she has committed to its conditions in the case for which bond has been fulfilled, even though bond may remain unpaid or unfulfilled in other matters. While not physically released, the defendant is subject to bail jumping for violating the conditions of the signature bond.
*Failing to appear in court when required is often the grounds for allegations that someone skipped bail.
*When a bail jumping charge is based upon allegations of a new crime having been committed while on bail, the elements of the new crime must also be established.
Wisconsin Statute 946.49(1) defines bail jumping as follows:
Whoever, having been released from custody under ch. 969, intentionally fails to comply with the terms of his or her bond is:
(a) If the offense with which the person is charged is a misdemeanor, guilty of a Class A misdemeanor.
(b) If the offense with which the person is charged is a felony, guilty of a Class H felony.
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Bail Jumping offenses in Wisconsin are serious crimes that subject you to serious consequences. It can be a crime to intentionally break the terms of your bond, or "skip bail." Evidence that you knew your actions did not follow the terms of your release on bail is evidence of bail jumping in Wisconsin. If you are criminally charged in Milwaukee, Waukesha, elsewhere in WI with violating the terms of your bail, or a bail jumping offense, you need tough representation. A Waukesha and Milwaukee criminal defense attorney from Gamiño Law Offices has a wealth of experience defending cases involving a violation of bail terms.
Wisconsin Bail Jumping Charges
It is our mission to be the best Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers in Waukesha, Milwaukee, and the area - we guard you, your rights, your reputation, your job, your future, and your freedom! If you have been arrested or charged with a bail jumping crime in Milwaukee, WI, or anywhere in Southeastern Wisconsin, call us right away. Any time you are under investigation in Wisconsin for a criminal offense, tell police officers that you wish to speak with an attorney immediately. Early intervention by an experienced Milwaukee criminal defense lawyer makes all the difference in the outcome of a criminal case in Wisconsin.
Not all criminal defense lawyers in Wisconsin have the trial skills and ability to present a compelling case in court or negotiate a favorable plea agreement. At Gamiño Law Offices, our team of accomplished criminal trial and appellate attorneys have an impressive record of winning litigation skills, from pretrial motions to court or jury trials, and appeals. With more than 30 years of combined experience, we have the competent skill and aggressive ability necessary to get the results you need.
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