I was arrested a couple nights ago on a misdemeanor vandalism charge. My court date isn’t for another month. I’m a college student and the school that I go to is located in another state. Am I allowed to move before my case has been decided? Someone suggested I call the District Attorney but I can’t seem to get anyone in that office to call me back. Will I get in trouble if I leave California?
In most cases, it is not a problem if a defendant wants to travel to or move to another state while they out on bail. The most important thing you will want to remember is that you will still be required to appear for all your court dates. If you decide to hire an attorney they should be able to appear on your behalf.
Sometimes a judge will place restrictions on a person’s ability to travel but these are most commonly seen in cases where that person is on parole or probation, or if the charge is very serious. These defendants are typically notified of such restrictions at the time they are released from jail. If you have additional questions you may consider calling the Contra Costa bondsman that helped arrange your bond. They should be able to let you know whether there will be an issue with your moving out of the area before your case is decided.
At Adelante Bail Bonds we have more than 40 years of experience in helping get people out of jail fast. Payment plans are always available on approved credit and we never charge interest or financing fees. Call 925-231-4307 now to speak with a licensed agent.