What happens when an inmate’s bond is revoked by a magistrate after serving 4 months in jail?

My boyfriend was living with me when he was arrested 5 months ago. The police raided my house and did not show me a warrant nor did they leave one after they left. They did however, find some things in the house which lead to my boyfriends arrest. His bond was set for $150,000. Under his lawyers advice hes stayed in jail. Well now I have received a letter from my boyfriend stating that his bond has been revoked by the magistrate without him knowing about it. What does that mean?

Asked on August 21, 2012 under Criminal Law, Tennessee


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Under the laws of all states in this country, the revocation of a person's bail bond by the court means that under no circumstances can the person who is charged with a particular criminal act be released from jail by payment of a bond to appear with the court. In essence, your boyfriend remains in jail for the time being with no possibility for release until after his matter is resolved.

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