Friday, January 21, 2011

Bond conditions

The Bond law includes some devices that can be used as bond conditions. They are not exclusive. Different conditions can be used.
For instance, in South Dakota, multiple offenders are ordered as a condition of bond to abstain from alcohol and report twice daily to take a breath test to show they are in compliance. They call that the 24/7 program.
A Court may know of a good out patient alcohol program and refer a multiple offender to attend the program for monitoring and help with an alcohol addiction.
A Court may trust a caring parent to control an adult child living at home and may help them with electronic monitoring or some sort of phone check in plan.
The point is that the list is not exclusive. Those setting bonds need to look at each individual case and respond to the situation. There is no cookie cutter that works for every situation.

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