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What to do if you are worried about the defendant being released

If the DA knows about any concerns you have, they may be able to ask the court for some special conditions for bail. Tell the police officer you are working with, the DA, or your lawyer about any concerns as soon as possible. If the DA does not know of your concerns, they cannot tell the court.

When a suspect is released on bail, the judge may limit the type of contact he/she can have with you, or any other witnesses. Sometimes special conditions will be attached to their bail. For instance, the suspect could be told that they are not allowed to enter a certain shop, or go to a particular place. If the person does approach or bother you, you must tell the police right away as they can arrest the person for breaking the bail conditions.