Yes, if the person decides they no longer want to have their money at risk, the bond can be revoked.
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Well, I think the answer is "it depends." If your question is "can the Court revoke the bail" the answer is no, so long as your mother continues to meet all the conditions of bail, namely she continues to appear in court as requested on time. If, however, your question is "can the ex-boyfriend say he wants his money back because he can't stand the risk" the answer is yes and, in that situation, your mother might well have to go back to jail.
Since, however, she has apparently appeared as directed, she *might* have an alternative and should talk to "Offender Aid and Restoration", now called "Opportunties, Alteratives and Resources" or OAR, a local agency who will, among other things, help people post bails amounting to $1,500 or less. You can find them on-line at http://www.oartompkins.com/bail-funds-program.html.
If she had to post bail, she likely has a lawyer through the Tompkins County Assigned Counsel Program and she should discuss this issue with her lawyer as she or he may well be able to get the Court to release the bail and release her on "recognizance."
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