Types of Bail

If you’ve never been in trouble with the law before, it might be difficult to understand what bail is. Basically, it’s the amount of money or property that you put up in order to be released from pre-trial detention while your case is being worked on by the court. The purpose of bail is to guarantee that you will show up for all your court dates and trials. If you fail to do so, the court has the right to take back the money or property that was paid as a form of bail.

The amount of money you have to pay is determined by the judge who is handling your case. The judge uses the circumstances of the crime to determine how much money to charge you with. Ideally, the judge is supposed to take into account whether or not you and your loved ones would be able to afford the amount of money required to make sure you show up for all your court dates. However, many studies have shown that courts do not actually consider this issue when they set bail.

There are also different types of bail bonds that you can use in your case. The most common is a surety bond. This is where you will work with a bail bondsman (like us at The Bail Bonds Doctor) and they will post a bond for you with an insurance company. This type of bond is typically more affordable than cash bail because you don’t have to come up with the full amount of money at once.

What Are Types of Bail?

Another type of bond is a property bond, where you pledge your house or other valuables to the bail bondsman in exchange for the guarantee they will return the collateral at the end of your case. The bail bondsman may require you to sign a lien on your property and can sell your property if you fail to pay your bond.

A citation release bond is a special type of bail that requires you to show up for all your court dates if you are cited with an offense. This is a good option for people who don’t want to deal with the hassle of posting bail and just want to promise the court that they will show up.

Lastly, you can also get bail on a personal recognizance, which is the most preferred type of release by most people. If you are not considered a threat to the community, are not charged with a serious offense, and are able to show up for all your court dates, then the judge will allow you to leave jail without paying any bail at all! This is the best form of bail that you can get. It’s also the easiest to obtain. However, it’s important to remember that if you miss any of your court dates, then the judge will probably order that the bail be forfeited and that you will be sent back to jail.