Always I stress how important it is to get out of jail by getting out on bail as soon as possible. Being out on bail can help you show the State that you can follow directions and be a law-abiding citizen. But what happens if you do not make bail?
The answer to the question (what happens if I do not make bail?) is a lot of negative and potentially long-term consequences. If you do not make bail, and as a result you sit in jail waiting for your day in court, some of the risks you take include:
- You can lose a job if you are in jail and not working.
- You can lose your apartment or residence if you are not paying rent or a mortgage.
- You can lose custody of your kids to DHHS if you cannot care for your children.
- You can face immigration-related consequences if you are in custody.
Overall, not getting out on bail can turn your life upside down. Therefore, your first priority if you are arrested is to get out on bail.
Our legal team is committed to taking immediate steps to obtain a positive outcome for your case. We encourage you to contact The Nielsen Group for any questions regarding bail, or call us at 207-571-8555. We will answer your questions and put your worry at ease as we work with you to determine the best defense strategy for your circurmstances.
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