Jump Bail Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Jump Bail, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Jump Bail?

It refers to failing of or skipping the appearing in the court after paying the bond money for posting of the bail, normally due to fear of being arrested, sentenced or to avoid prosecution. It is an understanding that once one pays the bail money, they promise to appear in the next hearing failing which their money is forfeited and can be arrested also.