The Endgame

Case Closed – What does that mean?

Well, it could mean many things.  Eventually, every defendants case will arrive at a point when the judge says “case closed”! However, for the bond itself it means that the bail agency will be discharged off of the case.  The defendant’s file with the agency will be closed and the defendant will no longer be “out on bond”. The premium fee (what was paid to secure our services) is non refundable. No further action is required.

Let’s go into more detail if the case is closed when there has been a final disposition in the case. This could occur in any of the following ways.

(1) – The defendant takes a plea deal prior to the close of trial – Result: defendant convicted and sentenced according to the terms of his plea deal such as probation.

(2) – The district attorney rejects the case – the case is over and no further action will be taken against the defendant (unless new charges are filed)

(3) – The case is dismissed – either at the request of the prosecution or by the court on its own initiative – result is same as above.

(4) – The defendant is acquitted (found not guilty by a jury after a trial) – Result: defendant goes free and can never be retried again for the same offense

(5) – The defendant is convicted (found guilty by a jury after a trial) – Result: defendant sentenced according to the sentencing law pertaining to the crime he/she was convicted of. In all cases, the records of the proceedings remain. If the defendant is convicted, his conviction will remain on record unless the court grants a motion to expunge.

The legal process beginning with an arrest includes a lot of different steps. But eventually, it will arrive at a point when the judge says “case closed”. In the next few paragraphs we will explain to you what that means.

How did we get here?

At some point someone is arrested. The law requires the defendant returns for court at some future date. The court would like something to ensure they will appear in court. #1 Anytime Bail 24/7 provides the bail to allow a defendant to be out of custody and to remain local to go to work and handle any affairs necessary.  Finally, after returning to court a defendants case is resolved. Either charges will be dropped or some other sentence is applied. At this point, the case is closed.

Regarding the bail

Once the case is closed, our file is closed and we are no longer the bail agency on the case.

We understand how the legal system works for Bail Bonds. When you need help, it’s hard to remember lots of detail. Call us.  Download our contact card and share it with your family and friends. The time to do this is now, because you can’t do it if you’re in jail.

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