So you’ve managed to secure a bail bond, and are now enjoying your freedom with your family while you wait for your court hearing. This is the perfect time to start making positive changes in your life, and altering your behavior if needed.
By being a model citizen you can demonstrate to the court that you may not be as bad as the prosecution would have them believe, and if you are found guilty, you can hope for a lighter sentence.
This is very simple: don’t do anything that will get you arrested again. Keep out of any kind of trouble and instead focus on yourself, your family and friends, and your future. Being arrested again can mean additional court cases, increased sentencing and less favorable treatment by the court.
Why not take this time to better yourself and your community in some way? Take a class, find a job or volunteer with vulnerable people or charities. You’ll be showing the court that you deserve a place in society, and that you are a person who deserves leniency.
Show Up For Court
Perhaps the most important thing you can do is turn up to court when asked. There are serious implications if you skip your court date, such as being rearrested, getting a heavier sentence and your bail bond will be cancelled. You may lose any collateral you may have been asked to provide, and you’ll be asked to pay fines and other additional charges.
Don’t let your time on bail be wasted. Find a way to turn your life around, not only for yourself but for those you love as well.