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Crimes after a bond release may result in more jail time

When a person is arrested and taken to jail, she or he is usually able to be released if a bond is made. Bond costs vary widely and depend on the crime allegedly committed and the discretion of the judge whose duty it is to determine such figures.

If police believe that a person released on bond is involved in any criminal activity-including drug crimes-the individual may be thrown back in jail.

That may be what will happen to a young man who once played football for the Louisiana State University Tigers as quarterback. According to reports, he has been accused of misdemeanor drug charges. He is also facing previous charges not associated with the most recent incident.

He is among four individuals who once played for the collegiate football team. Three of them, including the aforementioned individual, have been released from the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison and are facing charges of simple possession. The fourth individual has been accused of felony possession with the intent to distribute. According to reports, he remains in the custody of the authorities.

Some believe that the former college quarterback may have the most complicated case of the four individuals, despite more serious charges on one of the other men. According to reports, the one-time quarterback was charged during an incident that occurred outside of a bar in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was released on bond for that incident and has since been charged with drug possession.

According to one expert, a person that violates the condition of a bond can be sent back to jail. One of the major conditions of a bond is to not get in any more trouble-if authorities believe that you are involved in a crime, it can cause issues for both the previous case and the more recent one. A district attorney involved with the East Baton Rouge Parish said that despite the way a person who reoffends may look, a judge must look at the reasoning behind any secondary offense.

Source: WAFB, "Drug charge could complicate things for Jordan Jefferson," Jim Shannon, Oct. 26, 2012

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