08 Dec How Will Bail Affect My Holiday Travel Plans?
Holiday travel is something you planned on doing for a few months now. Your recent arrest was unexpected, a spur of the moment situation that unraveled the wrong way. Now you have to deal with the aftermath, comply with release terms, and stay out of trouble. So how will this affect your holiday travel plans?
The best case scenario is that your arrest and bail will not conflict with your holiday plans. The judge did not put any travel restrictions into play, and your court appearances occur before and after your travel period.
In another scenario, the judge may enforce travel restrictions. For example, you may only be allowed to travel within your home state, or within a handful of states. As long as your court appearances do not occur within your planned vacation time, you will be allowed to travel within your restrictions.
If you are allowed to travel, but your court appearances are scheduled during your planned vacation time, you will need to change or cancel your travel plans. Your court appearance is pivotal to your freedom. If you miss your court appearance, you will be taken back into custody. The court is unlikely to reschedule your appearance because you had travel plans.
If the judge removes your travel allowance altogether, then you just have to cancel your travel reservations. You may even be required to relinquish your passport for the time being.