Arrested for Bail Jumping in Wisconsin?

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Bail jumping charges seem to be on the rise in Wisconsin, and these cases come up in court often.

The elements of the crime of bail jumping under Wisconsin criminal law are as follows:

  • Defendant was arrested or charged with a misdemeanor or felony
  • Defendant was released from custody on bond under conditions established by a judge, court commissioner, or bail schedule
  • Defendant intentionally failed to comply with the terms of the bond

Wisconsin Bail Jumping Penalties

The Maximum penalty for bail jumping on an original offense that was a felony is 6 years in prison and $10,000 fine.

The maximum penalty for bail jumping on a misdemeanor offense is 9 months in jail and $10,000 fine.

Bail Jumping Defense Strategies

There are legitimate defenses for a bail jumping charge, but it’s difficult to claim that you didn’t actually fail to comply with the terms and, jump bail. The best defenses for this crime revolve around intent.  Did you intentionally miss a court date, or merely show up on the wrong day? Or did you misunderstand the circumstances and believe that the matter was resolved, and whatever you failed to do was not required of you?

Arrested or charged with Bail Jumping in Wisconsin? Call for a consultation on any Wisconsin criminal charge. There’s no charge for my initial advice, so you have nothing to lose. Contact me or call me to get my take on your case. Call now at (888) 828-6041.

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