Bail jumping in Texas is when a defendant out on bail fails to show up for her or his court date. The full name of the charge is actually “bail jumping failure to appear.” Once this happens, a warrant will be put out for the arrest of the defendant. Then new charges will be filed in addition to the original charge.
The penalty for bail jumping failure to appear can have a wide scope. A defendant can simply be placed back in jail to serve time until their trial is over. They can be ordered to pay fines starting at $500 up to $10,000, or for more serious offenses, a defendant may spend anywhere from two to 10 years in prison. It’s important to note that a charge of bail jumping/failure to appear must be issued within three years of the original offense.
If you are looking for bail for bail jumping/failure to appear in Texas, contact PCS Bail Bonds right away. We serve anywhere within Tarrant County, and have been serving the communities within that region for over 25 years.