Defendants may be released on bond with pretrial supervision and reporting as a condition of release as ordered by the Court. Other special conditions may be ordered, including, but not limited to: travel restrictions, electronic monitoring (see separate section on this), substance abuse counseling and testing, and employment. Additionally, all defendants are ordered to not possess any firearm or dangerous device while on pretrial release.
What are conditions of release?
In nearly all cases, the Court will order conditions of release as part of the bond requirements. Pretrial supervision is ordered in nearly all instances, as are travel restrictions. Additionally, no defendant may possess firearms or other dangerous devices, including ammunition, while the case is pending.
Other conditions may be ordered and could include any or all of the following:
- Avoid contact with any persons who are or may become a victim or potential witness
- Report all contact with law enforcement
- Surrender passport and obtain no passport
- Electronic Monitoring
- House Arrest
- Substance abuse testing and/or treatment
- Mental health evaluation and/or counseling
- Residence at a Community Corrections Center
- Maintain employment or attend school
- Other conditions may be ordered by the U.S. Magistrate Judge
What happens if the bond is revoked?
Forfeiture of bond may occur if the defendant fails to appear and bond is revoked. The Judge may issue a bench warrant and declare a revocation of the bail bond or appearance bond.