bail revocation | Definition

bail revocation

Bail revocation refers to the process of canceling or withdrawing bail that has been previously granted to a defendant.

Bail may be revoked for a variety of reasons, including if the defendant fails to appear in court as required, if the defendant violates the terms of their release, or if the defendant is charged with a new crime while out on bail.

If a court revokes bail, the defendant will typically be taken into custody and may be required to remain in jail until their case is resolved. The court may also require the defendant to pay the full amount of the bail, if the bail was posted by a bail bond agent or other third party. If the defendant was released on their own recognizance, meaning they were not required to post bail, they may be required to pay a fine or other penalty for failing to appear in court.

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