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After an arrest warrant is issued and you're taken into custody and bonded out, will another warrant be issued after indictment?

Moulton, AL |
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I don't practice in AL, but typically one remains on the same bond throughout the case unless a judge orders otherwise.

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You will need to look at the bond you originally posted. In most cases, it will say "Consolidated Bond" on the top. Assuming your case was bound over to the Grand Jury by the District Court, you will not need to post a new bond. If, on the other hand, the case was dismissed by the District Court, you are likely to require a new bond.

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If you were arrested on a felony charge, you have 30 days from the date of the arrest to apply for a preliminary hearing. If the district court should find "no probable cause" at the preliminary hearing, or the district attorney moves to dismiss the arrest warrant, then you would be discharged. However, the same information could be presented to the grand jury and you would then be re-arrested under the grand jury indictment. That would require a new bond. Your attorney will need to explain your options and courses of action.