Failing to appear and breach of bail or probationary conditions are very commonly charged offences. Penalties range from probation and fines, to varying lengths of jail.  Conviction on even one or two of these charges can quickly result in individuals being denied bail when charged with additional criminal offences in the future as it indicates the Court cannot depend on an offenders promise to appear in court, or comply with court orders.  It is important that you get legal advice from our criminal lawyers when dealing with these charges as numerous sometimes quite technical defences exist.