What does misdemeanor pre-trial mean?
My boyfriend went to jail a week ago and his imprisonment status is misdemeanor pre-trial, but the bond status is zero dollars. What does that mean?
A misdemeanor criminal charge in most states in this country has the maximum penalty of six (6) months in jail and a one-thousand dollar ($1,000.00) fine.
Since your boyfriend is currently in jail, there is no bonding status for his release where a bond has been placed for him to get out of jail. This is why bond status is zero dollars ($0). The reference of imprisonment status is misdemeanor pre-trial is that he is charged with a misdemeanor crime and no trial has been held yet.
If your boyfriend has yet to retain an attorney for the charges against him or consult with a public defender, he should consider doing so.