Can a bond be set for a failure to appear charge?

Asked on July 28, 2015 under Criminal Law, Alabama


B.H.F., Member, Texas State Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

A bond can be set in any charge... including a failure to appear charge.  However, the ultimate decision will be up to the judge.  If the judge feels that you represent a continued flight risk... then they can set the bond high to deter your ability to make the bond.  If the judge understands it was a miscommunication, then they tend to set lower bonds.

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