Houston, TX asked in Criminal Law for Oklahoma

Q: If I have already pled out and the case has been closed is the bondsman able to file bail jumping for non pymt

I went to jail in 2018 then bonded out and my case closed shortly after, is the bondsman able to file bail jumping for non payment

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David A. Cincotta
David A. Cincotta
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Licensed in Oklahoma

A: No. Bail jumping is a charge for those who are alleged to have absconded and missed a court appearance. It doesn’t appear that occurred based on your description.

If you still owe money to the bondsman and you previously agreed to pay him or her, the bondsman is able to file a civil action against you to recover the amount you owe plus interest and any costs and attorney fees for filing the civil action. The bondsman have additional options - depending your contract - but getting criminal charges filed against you is not one (based on your description of events).

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