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Is there a way to revoke a "condition of bond"?

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Is there a way to revoke a "condition of bond"?
Welcome and thank you for your question!

Please clarify:

1. Are you the defendant or a witness to the matter?

2. What is the condition that you want revoked?

3. Why do you want it revoked?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I guess I would be the witness. My boyfriend has ptsd and had an incident that was out of character. The state pressed felony domestic assault by strangulation. I pleaded with the DA to drop the charges, but they pursued and as a condition of his bond he was ordered to have no contact with me. I want it revoked because this issue is being blown way out of proportion, he needs help, but not a felony on his record. He is not an abusive person at all, he just had a war flashback and did something out of character.
Thank you. When is the next court date scheduled for?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
August 6th. The incident happened June 20th.
Thank you. And will you go to court on August 6? And does your boyfriend have an attorney?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
He is using a court appointed lawyer. I tried to pay for a lawyer because I thought that would look better, but he was afraid that would look bad so he refused it, but I kept the lawyer I hired for myself just in case. I haven't been notified that I am supposed to appear in court, but I plan on going.
Thank you. Bond is a matter that can be reviewed at any time by the court.

Your boyfriend/defendant, through his attorney, can file a written motion asking the judge to change the conditions of bond. He can do this now if he wants to try to have the judge make the change before the August 6 court date. Or, he can wait until August 6 and verbally make the motion then. The benefit of waiting until August 6 is that you will also be in the courtroom and the judge can ask you any questions to verify whether or not you agree with the request and whether or not you have any fear of him.

The answer to your question is: yes, the conditions of bond can be changed. It can be done by the defendant's attorney asking the judge for the change. That can be done in writing, or verbally at the next court date.

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