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The purpose of a bail is to ensure that a criminal defendant released from jail shows up for trial and to protect public safety.If the defendant or his/her family pays the bail, the defendant can be "bailed out of jail". Bail can be a cash bond or, in some circumstances, property that an arrested person uses a collateral to ensure he or she will appear when in court when ordered to do so. If the defendant doesn’t show up, the court may keep the bail and issue a warrant for the defendant’s arrest.
If you use a service of a bail agent or bondsman, you will be fee, usually 10% of the bail amount. This fee is nonrefundable and remains with the bails bond company. If you paid the court the full bail money directly, you are entitled to receive the full amount back once the case is over, no matter if you are acquitted or convicted of your charges. However, in many jurisdictions, bail or a cash bond that was posted will be used to satisfy some or all of the monetary fines and/or costs in the event the defendant is ultimately sentenced. In that situation, any remaining balance will then be returned to the depositor. If your property was used as collateral, it will be returned to you as well, provided you appear for court as ordered.
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