My boyfriend was arrested on 11-3-19 in waupaca county for possession of meth, possession of THC, Misdemenor bail jumping, felony bail jumping, theft of moveable property <2500. The judge set a $1,000 cash bond and the bail jumping were both from outagamie county. I called to ask what his bond was and they told me the $1,000 cash, but they also told me that he "missed a court date" and has an amount of $1,175 from missing it.. They told me even if I posted his current bond amount, he still wouldn't be released until the $1,175 is also paid.. So to get him out I would have to pay $2,175.00 is what they are trying to say. Can anyone explain how this is possible or what the reasoning is on this? He said that he will be starting drug court and hopefully the cash will be switched to a signature but no guarantee.. This random amount of $1,175 can also be handled if he sits 37 days... This all makes no sense and I just wanna understand what all of this means and what possible steps to take to just get him out the quickest.
It is not possible to tell exactly what his situation might be without more information. However, it could be that the $1,175 is a default judgment amount for a citation (or series of citations) that he could have come to court to challenge. When you don't go to court on those dates, a "no contest" plea is entered on behalf of the defendant and the defendant is found to owe the amount(s) of the citation(s). When these amounts are not paid, the court can order that the person owing the money must sit in custody as a punishment for not paying. That COULD be your boyfriend's situation, but I cannot be absolutely certain with the information that you have posted. You should have your boyfriend speak to his attorney about this situation to get clarification. Then your boyfriend can share the information with you.
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