If you are arrested in a state in which you do not live, will they allow you to be bonded out of jail?

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If you are arrested in a state in which you do not live, will they allow you to be bonded out of jail?

Are you considered a flight risk and there is no chance of a bondsman helping? The charge was misdemeanor DUI.

Asked on February 23, 2014 under Criminal Law, Florida

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

The facts of the case and your prior record if any, will determine whether or not you are allowed to post a bond.  You are not automatically considered a flight risk because you are from another state.  However, if the facts and/or a prior record indicate that you may be a flight risk, these are factors which may be considered in denying bail.  Since you were charged with a misdemeanor instead of a felony, you have a better chance of being granted bail.


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