Many people do not realize that there is actually a difference between bail and bail bonds. The difference between the 2 can equal out to a lot of money.
Bail is determined by a judge, and it is the amount of money that needs to be paid in order for someone to be released from jail. Bail is usually set in the price range of several thousand dollars. Bail also needs to be paid in full with cash all at once, in order for the person to be released from jail. Most people do not have thousands of dollars just lying around, which is why it is hard for many people to bail their loved ones out all on their own.
It was due to those difficult conditions, that bail bonds came into existence.
Bail Bonds are determined off the price of the bail and are different from state to state...