How Bail Bonds work:
Bail is needed when an individual is arrested for a crime. That defendant will be taken to the local Police or Sheriffs department for processing. Once processed, the defendant has several options regarding bail for the pending case. The bail amount is set by the Judge to guarantee the defendant will appear on all court appearances until the conclusion of the case. There 3 types of bail bonds the Judge will set:
Surety Bond: A Surety bond must be done with a professional bail bond agent. This bond will cost 10-20% of the full bond amount depending on the degree of the charge.
Cash Bond: A cash only bond must be paid in full cash. A bail bond agent cannot help you with this type of bond. The cash that is paid will be completely credited to this case.
ROR Bond: No money is involved with an ROR bond. It is the same as receiving a summons or simple traffic ticket.