Continue reading to learn what it means to be arrested and detained on a no bail bonds hold and why it happens to some people.
No Bail Bond Holds
If a person is arrested for a minor infraction or misdemeanor, and they have a relatively clean criminal record, they can generally post bond and get released from jail in as little as one hour. Depending on several variables, sometimes this applies for those arrested with more complicated criminal histories, higher misdemeanor charges, and even low felony charges.
If a person is arrested for a violent crime, serious felony crime, or has a history of fleeing, they may be denied bail all-together. But for those in between, there is a chance they could be placed under a no bail bonds hold, until a judge decides otherwise.
A “no bail bonds hold” means that a person has to see a judge before they can be released from jail on bond. They must wait in jail, or in a holding cell, for as long as it takes to get a judge to oversee their case. Depending on current jail and courthouse traffic, this could take anywhere from one to thirty days, and sometimes more.
Reasons for Bail Bonds Holds
There are several reasons why a person placed under arrest will be denied the immediate right to bail as a result of a no bail bonds hold. The primary reason for this to occur is of a person is on parole or probation. In rare cases, when a person is on probation, they may still be given the right to bail if their crimes were minor or misdemeanors. But in most cases, they will be placed under a temporary hold, like all others on probation or parole, until they see a judge. And then a judge may or may not decide to lift the hold.
Another reason for a person to be placed under temporary bail bond hold is if they committed a capital offense. Capital offenses are crimes punishable by death. Since these are the most serious crimes, a person will be immediately placed on a no bail bonds hold, and most likely be denied bail later on.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) holds used to be a common reason for no bail bond holds as well, but not many counties still honor this concept for very long today. ICE holds are immigration holds for undocumented persons arrested for serious crimes. If a person were to have an ICE hold on them, they would also be placed on a no bail bonds hold in jail.