There are several important things a defendant will want to keep in mind after they have been released from jail on Imperial County bail bonds. The first is that they still have a case that will need to be resolved. The jailer will inform them of the date and time they are to appear before the judge. If you have any questions about the court date these should be taken up with the local bondsman.
Defendants who fail to appear will have their bond revoked. The judge will also issue an arrest warrant for their immediate arrest. This means they could be taken into custody on any day at any time for any reason. Warrants never expire, they never go away and they are good in all 50 states. If they miss court because they are stuck in traffic, got a flat tire or are running late, this can be easily fixed. They will want to call the bondsman right away and ask for a piece of paper called a reassumption of liability. This will need to be brought the court. It will allow for the warrant to be lifted, the bond to be reinstated and their appearance to be rescheduled.
A second thing to remember is that the defendant will want to be on time for their court date. If they arrive late and disrupt the judge, this will be seen in an unfavorable light. Judges expect people to be prompt. If you can’t be on time, be early.
A third thing to remember is that the defendant will want to be quiet. They should turn off their cell phone or put the device on silent. If they need to speak with their attorney they should either whisper or write their question on a piece of paper. Judges to not like to be interrupted.
Lastly, they should dress appropriately. Men should consider wearing slacks, a dress shirt and a tie. Women should wear a skirt or dress pants and a blouse. Men should not wear baggy clothes or baseball hats. Women should not dress as if they are going out to a club. The way they dress will say a lot about them. It is a good idea to make a good impression on the judge.
If someone you know has been released from jail through the help of an Imperial County bondsman and you have additional questions about how to act in court, be sure to contact the person who assisted you.