If your charges are dropped and the case against you gets dismissed, it depends on the jurisdiction where the case was held and the terms of your bail bond.
In some jurisdictions, if the charges against you are dropped, the court will return the bail bond money to the person who posted it, whether it be you or a bail bondsman, who may have charged a non-refundable fee.
However, in other jurisdictions, the bail bond money may be forfeited to the court as an administrative fee, regardless of the case’s outcome.
It is best to consult with the court or a lawyer for the specific jurisdiction where the case was held for more information about the return or forfeiture of bail bond money.
If a bail bondsman posted the bail money, you would be responsible for paying the bondman fee, even if the charges are dropped.
If your charges are dropped and you paid a bail bondsman a 10% fee for posting the full amount of bail for you, then you do not get that 10% fee returned. The bondsman fee is a service for an agreement that you will be able to get out of jail until your court date; the bonding company posts the full amount of bail for you, taking the risk on your behalf.
If you paid the court directly, you should get your full bond money back minus any small court fees, which can range from $60-$300 dollars.