A bail bond is offered to some people to help them stay out of custody when they are arrested. But judges will only provide a bail bond to someone who can promise to show up to future court dates and those who also don’t have a lot of past crimes on their record.
If you are going to court, just know the judge will not always offer bail to everyone, here are a few reasons why someone might be denied bail.
When a Person Has Repeated Offences
When a judge is deciding if a person should receive a bail bond, they will look at their past criminal records and offenses. If someone’s records show that they have been arrested for the same offense multiple times, the judge will usually deny the bail application.
When your record shows that you have been arrested for a crime that you have committed repeatedly, that will show the judge that you have not learned from your mistake and may need a more significant consequence. This will also depend on what the crime is, for example, it would be a lot less likely to get bail approved if you have murdered than it would for something petty like drunk misconduct.
When The Person is a Threat
A judge can also deny bail if you have a negative past in society or multiple complaints and remarks against you.
When you are arrested, the judge will review your records and determine whether you have had past offenses that have done physical or mental harm to other people. Threats you have made to people in the past can also determine whether you are a threat to society or not.
When The Person is a Dangerous Criminal
Some crimes that will consider you a dangerous criminal is, an armed robbery, murder, and rape. So if any of these crimes are on your record or are what you have been arrested for, you will have a lower chance of getting approved for bail. Unless the person that has committed the crime is mentally ill, the judge will probably deny your bail application.
When The Person Doesn’t Show up to The Court Date
When your bail application is approved, you will have a few set court dates you are required to show up to. If you have missed two or more court dates in your past, the judge will likely deny your bail application as they feel the chances you don’t show up to the court date in the future are higher.
When The Person is Rude in Court
Behaviors like yelling or shouting at the judge can get your bail application denied. This kind of behavior in court is considered rude and regardless of how clean or messy your criminal record is the judge can decide to deny your application because of these behaviors.
When the Person is a Flight Risk
The judge can deny a bail application because there is a risk that they will flee once granted bail. Some risks would be things like leaving the country, confusion, or uncertainty; these things show that there are chances they won’t show up on future dates.
Every crime suspect can be a flight risk, but usually, those who are not US citizens are more likely to be denied. Also, judges will do a background check to ensure they know where you live in case you don’t show up to the set court date.
If you or a loved one has been denied bail bonds, get help to find out why and what your next step should be. Contact Sportsman Bail Bonds to get fast and efficient help on your case.