Understanding Withdrawal of Bail

Bail agents in Maryland can help defendants be released from jail pending their trial. However, bail bonds are a privilege, not a right. The court may decide to withdraw bail at any time. Watch this video to hear about some common reasons why a defendant’s bail bond might be withdrawn.

This bail bonds expert explains that the main requirement of bail bonds is that the defendant appears in court when ordered to do so. However, the court may choose to establish additional requirements. The defendant may be ordered to maintain employment, complete a drug program, or check in with the bail bondsman. If the defendant violates these conditions or poses a threat to public safety, the court may order that he or she be returned to custody.