When bail has been paid and you have been released, one might think that the only thing you have to worry about at that point is just showing up for your court hearing a few months but there may be a few other things to think about during this time to make sure the judge knows you thought about what happened and used the time is a way that reflects that. To get you the best possible outcome, here are some things you can do to leave the best impression.
Keep up with bail conditions
The most important piece of advice would be to follow bail conditions completely. Violations of these conditions can lead to bond being revoked which could land you back in jail. Most bond condition predominantly deal with travel or lack thereof but it could also include things like drugs tests or check ins that are mandatory court ordered. If compliance is kept on these conditions it not only keeps problems at bay but shows the judge responsibility and seriousness.
Stay consistent with employment
Find a job or keeping a job during this time is one of the easiest things that can be done to show that you are being serious about being a productive member of society. Having consistent employment will also help with any fines or fees attributed to the arrest and just help to jump back into life once all the court hearings and such are behind you. Getting a letter of recommendation from a boss can also make a huge difference in what a judge takes into account.
Keep out of trouble
The last but probably most vital piece of advice would be to avoid getting into further trouble. During this time between arrest and the hearings, the judge wants to see that you have learned from the experience and that getting in trouble was just a one-time thing, if you are able to do this the possible sentences could be far more lenient and could avoid any type of jail time altogether. This could also mean staying away from any influences that could cause trouble even if you did not do anything yourself. Avoiding any types of confrontations or illegal activity is the key to staying out of jail at this point so that