In order to bond out before the arraignment, you will be required to post a bond of 25% of the arrearage or at least $500.00, whatever amount is higher. If you are unable to do so, the court will address the issue of bond at the arraignment and preliminary examination. Unless good cause is show on the record, the court has to order the bond to continue at the amount of 25% of the arrearage or at least $500.00, whatever amount is higher.
If the court does suspend your sentence, but you do not comply with the support order or another condition of the bond, the court may have a show cause hearing where you will have to appear and show cause why the court should not impose the sentence and enforce the bond. After the hearing, the court may enforce the bond, impose the sentence, both, or may permit the filing of a new bond and again suspend the sentence.
If you have questions about child support please contact David Lutz at (248) 624-5500