When a defendant is released on bond, the defendant is given a date to return to the court to make sure they have not fled and to proceed with the process of resolving the case. This is simply a hearing date to determine the next step. The code for this hearing in CaseNet is a "bond appearance hearing". A defendant without an attorney would be required to appear before the court and explain whether they are getting an attorney or how they plan to proceed. A defendant with an attorney needs to contact his or her attorney as soon as possible after being released on bond and see what the attorney advises as the next step.
If an individual has hired an attorney on a criminal case it is important for that person to maintain contact with his or her attorney in order to know what court appearances are necessary. Especially because many dates that show up in Casenet are sometimes changed or amended.
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At any point that defendant who has any questions with respect to any criminal procedure that person should request clarifications from the attorney of record who represents defendant in that legal matter punishable by prison.
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