Common Bail Bond Related Terms and What They Mean

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To most of you, the bail bond industry is probably a bunch of mumbo and jumbo that you don’t really understand. You hope you will never need to know anything about it, but for some of you, that will not be the case. Some of you will eventually find yourself wrapped up in the middle of it in one way or another. Maybe you were arrested, or maybe your best friend was. Whatever the case, you are involved and now need to know some important details. Here are some important bail bond related terms, and what they mean.

Bail: When a defendant is arrested, they are given bail, which is an amount of money they must pay in order to be released from jail.

Cash Bail: Cash bail is a way of paying bail where the defendant, and/ or anyone on his or her behalf, pays the full bail amount, in cash, to ...