Pretrial Services monitors compliance and provides case-management to assure that defendants released on personal bond report to court and successfully comply with all conditions of bond.
All defendants released on personal bond are required to report to the Pretrial Services Office on or before the 15th of the month until disposition of their case(s). Depending on the offense and/or the court, the defendant will be placed either mail-in reporting or office reporting. Most misdemeanor defendants will be allowed to mail in Monthly Report Forms, unless the case is assigned to one of the misdemeanor courts that requires in-person reporting. If charged with a felony offense, the defendant must meet in person with a Pretrial Services caseworker each month before the 15th.
Failure to report to the Pretrial Services Office by the 15th of each month as required will result in the bond being revoked and a warrant issued for the defendant's arrest.
In addition, regular conditions of bond for all defendants include:
When appropriate or necessary, the court may order additional conditions of release in which the defendant must comply. Other conditions of bond include, but are not limited to:
A judicial officer may at any time, modify conditions of release either reducing or increasing the level of supervision of the defendant, as deemed appropriate or necessary. Additionally, a defendant's release may be revoked by the court upon notification of non-compliance with the terms of supervision and/or conditions of release.
If a defendant fails to comply with conditions of release, the bond may be revoked by the court and the defendant returned to jail.
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