A suspect who is on bail and who fails to attend court on a day when his matter comes up in court is said to have jumped bail. If a suspect jumps bail, some consequences may follow.


A bench warrant may be issued for his re-arrest and if he is re-arrested, it is most likely that he would return to prison. However, if he is nowhere to be found, whoever stands as his surety would be arrested and he would have to lose the bond.


See, bail bond and bench warrant).
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