Users' questions

Can charges be dropped while on bail?

Can charges be dropped while on bail?

Your case can be dropped while you’re on bail. If you are bailed without charge, called ‘pre-charge bail’ this means that you will have to appear at a police station at a later date. This is so that the police can look over the evidence and decide whether or not to charge you.

What happens when someone is bailed?

Bail often means a defendant enters into a recognisance (a bond between them and the court) to pay money if they break the conditions of bail. If a person is charged and released by the police on bail, the first court appearance must be within 28 days from the date of the charge.

How many times can bail be rejected?

Bail application once rejected can again be filed if there is any change in circumstances. There is no prohibition to file a successive bail application unless there is a change in circumstances. So as per rule of practice usually second bail application in the same court is filed after filing of chargesheet.

Is there an arrest process for vandalism?

Arrest Process for Vandalism Individuals who have been served documentation in the form of an arrest warrant displaying a Vandalism charge, or have already been arrested by law enforcement agents, are encouraged to cooperate with the arresting officers regardless of personal belief with regard to the charges.

What are the penalties for vandalism in California?

Penalties for Vandalism. In general, vandalism is not a serious crime unless the property destroyed is worth a lot of money. Many acts of vandalism are misdemeanors, meaning the maximum penalties include fines and up to a year in the local jail.

Is the crime of vandalism a misdemeanor or a felony?

To commit the crime of vandalism, you must damage the property on purpose. In general, vandalism is not a serious crime unless the property destroyed is worth a lot of money. Many acts of vandalism are misdemeanors, meaning the maximum penalties include fines and up to a year in the local jail.

Do you have to be the owner of the property to do vandalism?

Owned by someone else. The property you damage must be owned or possessed by someone else, and you must damage it against the owner’s wishes. You cannot, for example, commit vandalism by covering your own fence in graffiti or by adding bumper stickers to a car after receiving permission from the owner.