What Is a Bail Bond?
When an individual is arrested, they will either be denied bail or their bail amount will be set. In many cases, bail amounts are too high to afford outright. Even when it isn’t very high, the arrested party or their friends or family may not have the money on hand. This is where bail bonds come in.
A bail bond can be broken down into two parts. The first part is the posting of bail; this essentially functions as a loan, allowing you to get yourself or your loved one out of jail. The second part is the bond, which ensures that the arrested party will return to any future court dates; if they do not show, they will forfeit their right to their bail money and will have a warrant issued for their arrest.