i have no prior defaults but a bad record
You may face one of two things, or both:
First, you may have the post bail on this newest case. The Commonwealth has a right to ask for bail on each and every case. Your record of defaults (or lack thereof) is important, but not the only factor to be considered.
Second, the Commonwealth can seek to revoke your bail (on the prior cases) pursuant to G.L. c. 276, s. 58. If you were given a bail warning on the prior cases, and there is probable cause to believe that you committed a new offense, the Commonwealth can seek to revoke your bail and have you held for up to 60 days if there are no conditions that will assure the safety of person or the community.
If you do not already have an attorney, it's time to retain counsel to prepare for the bail hearing.
Christine G. Debernardis, Esq.
This is not legal advice and is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. You should speak to an attorney for further information.
I agree with the prior answer but also wanted to add a comment: You said you have a bad record in the past and that you have two open cases. If the court determines that you have violated the terms of your prior bail and holds you, you will also be forfeiting the bail you previously posted. Depending upon the circumstances of the two prior cases and the circumstance of the new case, a higher bail may be set or you may be held.
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