It doesn’t matter if you are guilty or not. Bail money is used to release you from custody pending your court appearance. You will receive your bail money back if you appear in court as scheduled and fully satisfy your bond obligation to the court.
Why Bail Bonds Are Used
Bail exists to help you escape a highly unpleasant situation! Most importantly, we can help you, a friend, or someone you care about rapidly leaving jail. Only 10% of the total is needed. The severity of the charges, a person’s criminal history, and the likelihood that they will appear in court are all taken into account when determining the bond amount.
What Happens to the Bail Money?
Paying the Court: Until you show up or fail to show up, the bail money is given to the court. The court will keep your money if you don’t show up for your hearing. You get a refund of your money if you show up.
Paying A Bail Bonds Company: If you used a bail bondsman, you would typically give him or her 10% of the total bail amount, and they would then give the court the whole sum. The money you provide the bondsman is non-refundable and is a service charge; it is on to them to see that you show up for your court appearance if they are to get their money back from the court.