At Balboa Bail Bonds, we provide a 24-hour bail bonds service for clients in California. As a result, we encounter many scenarios and situations relating to bail bonds – including bail bond reinstatements.
If you are looking to get a motion to reinstate bond, or are interested in learning more about bail motions and bond reinstatements, this guide will explain everything you need to know. We’ll explain when a bail bond can be reinstated, why one may need to be reinstated, and the process that happens when one is up for reinstatement.
Understanding Bond Reinstatement
Bond reinstatement is a type of bail motion that allows an arrested individual to request that their bail be reintroduced.
When someone is arrested, they will be taken to prison and charged with a crime. Bail is then set, with the individual required to pay the bail amount so they can be released from prison to better prepare for court hearings.
A bail bond is used to help cover the bail amount – but it comes with a bail bond agreement. This stipulates what the individual must do, or else their bail bond will be broken. In turn, with no bail bond in place, the person will be forced to return to jail until their trial. The main term of the agreement is that you must attend all court dates. Fail to do so, and your bail will be revoked.
This is where bond reinstatement comes in. You can have your bond reinstated, keeping you out of jail and putting you in a better position to prepare a case for court.
Timeframe for Bond Reinstatement
The timeframe for bond reinstatement can vary, but it will usually take anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks.
However, if you wait more than 30 days after a missed court appearance to request a motion to reinstate bond, this may be denied. The sooner you act, the easier it is to get a positive outcome and have the old bond reinstated.
At Balboa Bail Bonds, we provide a 24/7 bail bonds service, ensuring that you can request a bond reinstatement as quickly as possible.
The Process of Reinstating a Bond
How is a motion to reinstate bond passed?
To begin, you need to understand your rights as a defendant. You do NOT have the right to submit a bail bond reinstatement request on your own. It can only be done by professional bail bond agents – like ourselves.
The good news is that the process of reinstating a bond is not as complex as it seems. We have a simple one-page document that needs to be filled out and submitted to the court. This document is filled out by us (the bail bond company) and it effectively states that we approve the resubmission or reinstatement of the bond.
After completing this form, we share it with the court and they will either approve or reject this request. Most of the time, judges will pass the motion to reinstate a bond if it has been submitted in good time. Again, this is why it is crucial to submit your request as soon as you realize you have missed court appearances and broken the terms of your agreement.
The Meaning of a Reinstated Bond
A reinstated bond is important for multiple reasons. Firstly, it prevents bail bond agencies or other people from needing to front the cost of forfeited bail.
Perhaps most importantly, a reinstated bond gives a defendant a second chance. If you forfeit your bail, the court can move ahead with an arrest warrant. You will be arrested and taken to jail, where it becomes much harder for you to fight your case in court. You’ll still need to make court appearances, but achieving a positive outcome is heavily out of your favor when you have a forfeited bail on your record.
With a reinstated bond, the original bond is put back in place. The same terms are still outlined and the same bail value exists.
The Bond Reinstatement Hearing Process
In some extreme circumstances, you may have to attend a bond reinstatement hearing. This happens after we have filled in the bond reinstatement request form. The court may inform us that a hearing should take place where they will decide whether or not to approve the bond reinstatement.
It’s an opportunity for them to learn the facts of the situation and for you to explain why you broke the original bond’s terms. As long as you have a valid reason and react quickly, the court should still approve things and the bond will be reinstated.
The Significance of a Reinstated Bond
A reinstated bond is extremely significant as it can potentially change your life. Without bond reinstatement, you can be arrested or put into a state prison. Reinstating a bond also helps defendants avoid extra penalties – such as additional charges.
Moreover, it means the original bond is still in place. If you break your bond terms and get arrested, a new bond can be activated. Unfortunately, you will now technically be charged with multiple offenses – the original offense, plus the offense of forfeiting bail. Therefore, the new bail bond will likely be even more costly.
Reinstating a Bond in California with Balboa Bail Bonds
If you were arrested in California, this state allows the reinstatement of bail bonds. There are many reasons you may violate the terms of your initial agreement – some of which can be out of your control, like a sudden sickness.
Thankfully, it is possible to achieve bail bond reinstatement with the help of a Californian-based bail bond agency. Balboa Bail Bonds is here for you 24/7, so you can always contact us if you need to pass bail motions to have your bond reinstated. Don’t waste any time as you don’t want to run the risk of the motion being denied. Give us a call at 619-760-2222, and we can start the bond reinstatement process.