Got stopped by officials with another passenger that had drugs on them. Bailed out the first time went to jail but bail got revoked for not pleading guilty.
That does not sound like a valid reason.
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Bail changes when there is a 'change of circumstances.' A defendant may be remanded for a variety of reasons, including additional charges added to an indictment or the defendant being viewed as a flight risk. Failure to plead guilty in itself, is not a reason to revoke the bail.
The District Attorney's Office would have to argue a change in circumstances in order for your bail to change or increase after bail was set at the arraignment. Where you recently indicted or has anything else in the case changed since you first bailed out? Exercising your right to not plead guilty to the People offer is not a change in circumstances to warrant your bail being revoked.
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I do not believe your bail would be revoked simply because you refused a plea offer. Have your lawyer explain the circumstances to you and your chances of winning the trial or having the drugs suppressed as the result of an illegal search. For bail to be revoked and a defendant to be remanded the judge would have to see changed circumstances, a violation of the bail terms, a new arrest, or an upgrade of the charges after indictment. Retain a good criminal lawyer to handle the case.
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