When You Have Pending Felony Cases
If you have a pending felony case, your judge likely set conditions on your bond. There are probably things the judge says you can’t do while you’re out of jail between court appearances.
Think of it this way: How would the judge in your case look at you if he or she knew you were hunting with a weapon of some sort while you were out on bond?
Again, this is definitely a question you need to ask your attorney.
What Happens While You’re Out on Bond?
You’ll have an initial appearance in court after you’re arrested. At this hearing, you’ll enter your plea – and if you’re accused of a felony, the court will set a date for another appearance. In some cases, the court will allow you to bond yourself out of jail so you don’t have to wait there until your next appearance. There are two types of bond: signature, in which you sign yourself out and agree to come back, and cash, which requires you to pay money to be released. In many cases, judges set cash bond because they believe you’re less likely to come back unless you have money on the line.
Courts can also place other conditions on your bond, such as requiring you to attend all future court appearances, notify the court if you move, restrict your consumption of alcohol, or anything else the judge feels is necessary. If you violate those conditions, you go straight back to jail – and you’ll wait there until your next court appearance.
Do You Need to Talk to a Lawyer About a Felony Charge?
If you need to talk to an attorney about a felony charge, call us right away at 414-383-6700 or get in touch with us online for a free case review. We may be able to help you (and we’ll let you know if it’s a good idea to go hunting while you’re out on bond).