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Bail Jumping Penalties | Wisconsin Bail System

Bail Jumping Penalties in Wisconsin

The Wisconsin legal system operates under the assumption of innocence until proven guilty. Due to this system, offenders may be released from jail after their arrest but before they see a judge or have a trial. In many cases, there are conditions associated with their release, which may include bail.

Common Bail Conditions

Although bail is the term used to describe the monetary amount paid for release, it can include other conditions that must be adhered to for the individual to remain free. If any of the conditions are violated, it may be considered “bail jumping” and the offender can expect to face bail jumping penalties.

In addition to a monetary payment, bail terms can include some or all of the following, or other conditions determined by the court:

  • Prohibiting the use of alcohol or drugs
  • Releasing the person into the custody of a person or organization that will supervise them
  • Prohibiting or restricting travel during the release period
  • Prohibiting weapons possession
  • Prohibiting the person from committing further crimes
  • Requiring the offender to return to court when scheduled
  • Prohibiting contact with the victim of a crime

Failure to comply with the conditions of bail is a violation of the law, and offenders can expect to be incur bail jumping penalties.

Bail Jumping Penalties

Violations of any bail terms are considering bail jumping and will incur penalties in Wisconsin. Penalties typically result in misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on the original charge for which the defendant was granted bail.

  • Class A misdemeanor conviction penalties include up to 6 months imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
  • Class H felony conviction penalties include up to 6 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

Misdemeanor and Felony Defense at Eisenberg Law

If you are facing a misdemeanor or felony charge in Wisconsin, contact the criminal defense attorneys at Eisenberg Law Offices. We can help you defend yourself against the charges to obtain the most favorable outcome possible.