Defendants facing felonies can be charged with Bail Jumping if they are bailed out of jail and fail to attend court hearings. The more serious your original charge, the more severe bail jumping charges will be.
Bail Jumping RCW 9A.76.170
|If your original charge was:||Your bail jumping charge could expose you to:|
|Class A felony (other than murder)||6-68 months in prison and fines of up to $20,000.|
|Class B or C felony||1-43 months in prison and fines up to $10,000.|
|Misdemeanor||Up to one year in jail and fines up to $5,000.|
Fortunately, there are substantive defenses under the Bail Jumping Statute. For example, perhaps uncontrollable circumstances prevented the person from appearing in court or surrendering themselves to a jail sentence.
Under these defenses, Alexander has gained dismissals on many bail jumping charges. He is dedicated to ensuring that his client’s rights are protected and that they get the best possible outcome in court. For more information, please read Making Bail.
If you or someone you care about faces Bail Jumping charges in Skagit County or Whatcom County, call attorney Alexander Ransom today for a free, no-pressure case evaluation. Alexander has a reputation in the legal community as an effective and experienced criminal defense attorney. He is here to assist you through these difficult times.