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The consequences of missing a bail

A lot of are in a state of confusion on what would be the difference between bail and a bond. A bail means a legally binding agreement which states that at a time set up the court you will turn up for proceedings. This means you gave bail to a person who can go outside a jail but a pending trial. If they fail to turn up they would be skipping bail. This can pave the way to numerous serious conditions.

Forfeiting and revocation of the bail would occur

To start off the first thing that might happen would be the revocation of the bail. In all like a hood, they would be shown the door to jail and might be there till the time of the next court hearing. Then it comes to the forfeiture of the bail amount. This means that the cash you set up by a bail bondsman the court goes on to take it. The court could still give the money back if the defendant provides a valid excuse for having prone to skipping bail.

The court would go on to issue a warrant to a person who has gone on to skip bail. This warrants an individual to be subject to arrest and he has to be in jail. Any individual who does appear to be caught in this manner has to go over to jail in an immediate manner. There does appear to be a federal database in place by which the police are aware of this type of people in their area. There are statutory obligations with such warrants and they go on to last for a longer period of time.

At times if the situation warrants you can even go on to seize collateral. The court would go on to seize the property if the defendant fails to return back to court. This means that a family member who has gone on to given their area or property might risk losing it. The chances are also high that there could be legal proceedings against the co-signee in order to recover the principal amount of the bail. At a certain point in time, the bail bondsman can even go on to track a defendant. The fugitive recovery agents are masters in this field and they promise a timely recovery in the shortest time frame possible. The agents do locate someone and this they do till the point they have to retain that person to custody. But at the same time, all bondsman do not have such facilities.

The court could also levy charges in terms of money who goes on to jump bail. To start off this charge could be a person who fails to jump from bail. The charges in terms of obstruction of justice could be other points in this scenario as well. Apart from this, there could be a situation where a person plans to skip bail. For example, they could purchase tickets to another destination.

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The Greatest Muslim Explorer Ibn Battuta vs. Marco Polo

The Greatest Muslim Explorer Ibn Battuta vs. Marco Polo

The hundred of daring explorers have mapped out and discovered the world. Those were the people who chose the adventurous journeys of exploring the whole world instead of sitting back and waiting for the global information to reach their region. Well, traveling at that time was not easy at all especially when there were no means of communication.

But the daring travelers such as Ibn Battuta and Marco Polo decided to leave their hometowns to influence the world greatly. Ibn Battuta and Marco Polo are same in the way that they both started traveling at an early age. Let’s know more about these two famous explores.

Marco Polo:

Marco Polo was born in 1254 into a family of wealthy Venetian merchants. He grew up in the family of traders, so he used to hear the stories of near East from his uncle and Father. When he was 17 years old in the year 1271, he traveled along the Silk Road with his father and uncle. It was a three years long journey. Think about how tough it would have been to travel from one place to another without any transportation.

The Mongol ruler Kublai Khan offered Marco Polo a job to the emperor. He accepted and took on various administrative and diplomatic rules. Later, the Mongol empire started declining. Polo was also captured in the prison where he met a writer and described his traveling experience to China. Marco Polo was the first European who recorded his travel tales. In 1295 Polo returned his home. One interesting thing to know is that when Christopher Columbus was looking for a route to China, he had a book “The Travels of Marco Polo” with him.

Ibn Battuta:

Next explorer we will be discussing here is Ibn Battuta. He is one of the famous Muslim explorers who traveled almost 75000 miles. He also started his journey at a very young age. Ibn Battuta was born to a Muslim scholar family in Tangier Morocco. He studied law and had to become a judge (Qadi) as it was the tradition in his family. But due to the lack of Madrasa and libraries, he was compelled to leave his hometown.  Ibn Battuta at the age of 21, decided to begin his traveling journey. He wanted to perform Hajj first, so he headed towards Mecca.

Ibn Battuta visited almost all the Islamic countries at that time. He visited India as well where he was appointed as a Qadi by the ruler. Ibn Battuta also visited some non-Muslims regions. Ibn Battuta learned about the difference in culture even among the Muslim countries. Upon returning to his hometown in Morocco, he served as a judge. The ruler of Morocco when he heard about his journey and the adventures he came across asked Ibn Battuta to record his travel tales.

Ibn Battuta asked his assistant Ibn Juzayy to write down his travel accounts. The book named “Rihla” tells us about the different countries and their cultures. Wherever Ibn Battuta went he welcomed by the locals and the rules as well. Ibn Battuta


Sometimes Ibn Battuta and Marco Polo both are compared to each other. Though there are a few similarities in them, they should not be compared at all. Marco Polo was a son of merchants so; he mostly talks about the prices and commodities. However, Ibn Battuta was a traveler and was keen to spot local culture and their habits. He describes everything about the lifestyle, food, clothing, and languages, etc., to the reader that increases the interest in his travel tales.