[INDENT]My question involves criminal law for the state of: Missouri
[INDENT]My bond was a $25,000.00 Surety and I bonded out for $2,500.00....
I was told I could not get a public defender. I could not afford an attorney at that time so I told the Judge I wanted to represent myself. However, the next time I went to court I explained that I was trying to raise the money for an attorney. He continued it and the next court date I told him I had made a down payment on an attorney and asked for another continueance. He told me that if I did not have an attorney standing there with me on the next court date that he would revoke my bond and send me to jail.
My question is if that happens how long do I have to stay in jail and do I get the $2,500.00 back that I bonded out with?