Bail is quite simply some form of money deposited or pledged to a court in order to persuade it to release a suspect from jail, on the understanding that the suspect will return for trial or forfeit the entire amount of the bail deposited.
For the very wealthy, bail is really a very easy process. It is merely depositing with the court system the amount required for the specific charges. If the bail is $10,000, that amount is delivered to the court system in a process known as “posting cash bail”.
However, most people do not have such large amounts of cash or the ability to afford such a large deposit (or don’t want their money tied up for the duration of a long legal process). For them, and for most people, the more reasonable alternative is for a Surety Bail Bond to be posted by a licensed bail bondsman; that means that a bail agent gives the court a promise to pay the full amount of the bail should the accused fail to show up for their court date and not be found in a reasonable period of time. The bail agent charges a fee (see below for details) and “secures’ the bail bond to protect themselves from having to pay the full amount in case the defendant skips bail.
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