Criminal Procedures

The Criminal Process

What is a bail bondsman?

A bail bondsman is a private individual who issues a bond to the court, ensuring that the defendant will appear in court even if released on bond. The defendant then has to pay the bail bondsman a fee—typically 10% of the bond—and agrees to appear in court for the court hearings. The 10% fee paid to the bail bondsman is generally nonrefundable.


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