In the state of Nevada, bail bond agencies and the courts can impose their own conditions of bail which can vary based on the offense and circumstances surrounding the arrest. Here are some common conditions of bail:
- Living at a particular address to help prevent the defendant from absconding, committing further offenses whilst on bail, interfering with witnesses, for their own protection, or if the defendant is a child or young person – for his own welfare and interests
- Show up for court hearings. If you fail to attend your court hearing a bench warrant will be issued and you can be arrested. The judge then has the power to increase your bail or revoke your ability to bail out of jail. The bail bond agency also has the right to revoke the bail.
- Obey the law. If the defendant is arrested while out on bail, the right to bail out may be denied.
- Have zero contact with your victim. If the defendant did harm to another person the courts need to ensure the victim is kept safe. As such, a protection order will be placed.
- Abstain from drug or alcohol use. Random drug and alcohol testing may be ordered. If the defendant fails to take the test, tests positive or is caught using alcohol or drugs, the bond can be revoked.
- Remain in the county or state. Not everyone who is arrested in Las Vegas lives in Las Vegas. The courts will heavily weigh whether the defendant is a flight risk. An order to remain in the county, state or country may be placed.
- Immediately report any change of address. In most cases the defendant has 48 hours to notify the courts and the bail agency.
- Have frequent contact with the bail bonds agency. It is common for a bail agency to require routine check ins and/or require the defendant to call in and update them once every two weeks. If contact orders are not met, the bond can be revoked.
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