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jump bail

To intentionally not appear in court after having been released on bail, which is a security paid to allow one to avoid imprisonment until one appears in court. Failing to appear results in the forfeit of one's bail. The worst thing you could do is jump bail—then you'll be a fugitive and everyone will think you're guilty.
See also: bail, jump

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

or

skip bail

If someone who is accused of a crime jumps bail or skips bail, they fail to appear in court when they should. He jumped bail and fled America the day before he was due to stand trial for murder. He was sentenced to an additional three months for skipping bail and going on the run for nine months. Note: `Bail' is money paid to an official in exchange for freedom until a court appearance.
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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He was desperate to escape because he had jumped bail after being caught dealing heroin for the second time in four years, Exeter Crown Court was told.
Fugitive caught after 10 months on run:Trevor masters sparked an international manhunt when he jumped bail during his trial at Cardiff Crown Court in August 2000.
THE family of a pregnant Daventry woman who was killed, along with her unborn child, in a car accident has hit out after two people charged in connection with her death jumped bail.
An appellate court has upheld a ruling that convicted rapist Andrew Luster has no right to appeal his guilty verdicts because he jumped bail and fled to Mexico during a break in his trial.
POLICE are hunting a 29-year-old Cardiff man who jumped bail after he tried to strangle his ex-partner at her Barry home.
Symonds, from London, jumped bail when he faced corruption charges in 1972.
Arevalo urged the consultants to 'surrender themselves to courts' and failure to do so they 'will be deemed to have jumped bail and thereupon may be validly arrested.
TWO convicted paedophiles who jumped bail in Britain are in a top-security Spanish jail awaiting extradition to the UK.
Authorities have called on Interpol to arrest and extradite Graeme McDonnell, 25, Pieter Meinen, 23, Ryan Orr, 22, and Steven Sloan, 21, after they jumped bail and fled back to Scotland.
And he jumped bail when due back in court last month.
Griffiths, 63, jumped bail before the end of last December's Chester Crown Court hearing.
A Midland black belt karate expert who jumped bail before being jailed for six years for indecently assaulting girl students has been arrested on the Spanish island of Majorca.
TWO men charged in connection with the death of a Daventry teacher and her unborn child have jumped bail.
THE search for a convicted rapist, who jumped bail while a jury was considering its verdict, has switched to holiday resorts in Europe.
He was also known to police as Thomas Maynard, Maynord Dorf and several other aliases, and was sentenced in 1982 to a 10-year prison term for distribution of methamphetamine but jumped bail in Denver to avoid the punishment, police said.