The Difference between Bail and Bail Bonds

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Do you know the difference between bail and bail bonds? While the 2 terms are similar, they are very different from one another. Knowing the difference between these 2 terms can help you save money if you ever need to bail a friend or family member out of jail.

Bail is an amount of money that is assigned to a defendant and must be paid for him or her to get out of jail. The bail is set by a judge at the defendant’s arraignment hearing. Bail, especially in California, is usually set in the price range of thousands of dollars. If you are like most people, you do not have thousands of dollars just lying around, waiting to be used...