Can you leave the state while on bond?

Colorado is a fantastic state! Many people come to Colorado for vacation or business – you may be one of them. Unfortunately, sometimes things don’t go perfectly and you may find yourself arrested while here. If that happens you may have out-of-state personal things or business that you still need to attend to. Many people ask if they can leave the state while on bond. The answer is yes, you can, but you need permission from your bail bondsman and the court to do so. If you do need to leave the state, you can start the process by asking your bail bondsman for something called a Consent of Surety. The Consent of Surety means that your bail bondsman agrees to vouch for you returning to the state for your court date. While you can get a Consent of Surety from your bail bondsman, you are not guaranteed to get one if your bail bondsman does not believe that you will return to the state for your hearing. If you do get a Consent of Surety from your bail bondsman, take it to the court to see if they will approve it. The court may not if they believe that you will not return to the state on your court date even if your bail bondsman has given you a Consent of Surety. If both your bail bondsman and the court approve your request to leave the state, you have an allotted amount of time to get to your destination and then get back to the state where you are out on bond – in this case, Colorado. If you are not back and checked in before the allotted amount of time the court gave you expires, then a warrant for your arrest will be issued.

 

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