When a bail condition states that an individual must not contact someone directly or indirectly, it means they are not allowed to communicate with that person in any manner. Specifically:
The individual is not allowed to communicate with the named person through any direct means, such as in-person conversations, phone calls, text messages, emails, or social media messages.
The individual is also not allowed to contact the specified person indirectly. This means they cannot attempt to communicate with them through third parties or any other means that could indirectly convey messages or information to the person, including using friends, family members, or other intermediaries.
This bail conditions is generally imposed to prevent any form of communication or interaction that could potentially interfere with the legal proceedings or pose a risk to the complainant, victim, witness, or other individuals involved in the case. It ensures that the person accused of an allegation maintains distance and avoids any influence or intimidation that could compromise the fairness of the legal process or the safety of those involved.
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