jump bail


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jump bail

 and skip bail
Fig. to fail to appear in court for trial and forfeit one's bail bond. Not only was Bob arrested for theft, he skipped bail and left town. He's in a lot of trouble. The judge issued a warrant for the arrest of the man who jumped bail.
See also: bail, jump

jump bail

also skip bail
to fail to appear in court after giving money to obtain your release before trial McPhee jumped bail and was never heard from again.
See also: bail, jump

jump bail

tv. to fail to show up in court and forfeit bail. Lefty jumped bail, and now he’s a fugitive.
See also: bail, jump

jump bail

To fail to appear in court after having been released on bail.
See also: bail, jump
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The state's first report card on county services gave Los Angeles County low grades Thursday for poor road maintenance, shoddy child support collections and allowing too many defendants to jump bail.
In a debate over whether Spano posed a threat to jump bail, it was made clear in court documents that the Dallas businessman appears to have few valuable assets left.
The officer said he feared McGuigan would use his continental contacts to jump bail if he was freed.