To deliver; to release.
To set free, or deliver from arrest, or out of custody, on the undertaking of some other person or persons that he or they will be responsible for the appearance, at a certain day and place, of the person bailed.
The person or persons who procure the release of a prisoner from the custody of the officer, or from imprisonment, by becoming surety for his appearance in court.
The security given for the appearance of a prisoner in order to obtain his release from custody of the officer; as, the man is out on bail; to go bail for any one.
The outer wall of a feudal castle. Hence: The space inclosed by it; the outer court.
The release of a person from custody based on a written commitment or promise by a person that they will appear in court on the next occasion when their case comes before the court.â€¢ Bailâ€¢ Children & Criminal Lawâ€¢ Duty Lawyerâ€¢ Extraditionâ€¢ Justices of the Peaceâ€¢ Police Powersâ€¢ Prisonersâ€¢ Victims of Crimeâ€¢ Warrants
Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his appearance on the day and time set by the court.
The money a defendant pays as a guarantee that he or she will show up in court at a later date. For most serious crimes, a judge sets bail during the arraignment.
When a person is charged with a criminal offence he/she will remain in custody until the hearing of the case unless a magistrate or judge grants bail. This requires a formal promise that he/she will appear at the hearing. As a guarantee that he or she will appear, a sum of money may have to be paid to the court which will be refunded if the defendant appears at the hearing or forfeited if he/she does not.
To set free a person arrested or imprisoned (pending trial or resolution of an appeal), in exchange for security such as cash. Bail is forfeited if the person fails to appear in court as directed.
A release from custody prior to trial that may include a promise from one or more people for money and/or other conditions.
The money or property pledged to the court or actually deposited with the court to effect the release of a person from legal custody.
Release after a security has been paid to the court.
The money paid to a court to ensure that an arrested person will show up for all court appearances.
S ecurity demanded by the court to guarantee the appearance of the accused during the pending action while on release from custody
The money required by the court to be paid to it to make sure a person will return to court for hearings and trial.
If someone is given bail, they are let out of prison until their court case. Usually someone has to pay, or promise to pay, an amount of money as a condition of bail being granted. If the accused person does not appear at the trial, the court can keep the money put up for bail.
Money or a bond posted to release someone from jail.
By posting bail an accused person (or a relative, spouse, associate, or friend of an accused person) secures his or her release from jail while awaiting trial. Bail money is held to guarantee that the accused party will appear before trial. Bail money is returned after the trial is complete, minus any applicable administrative fees.
This allows a person to be released from custody. The person has to promise to come back to court on the specified date and in the meantime, to obey certain conditions. The police or court may require the person or a friend of the person to deposit money which they can get back when the person on bail turns up at court.
An amount of money set by the court in order to insure the appearance of the respondent in court. The respondent will be released for custody once the bail is deposited with the court.
A security deposit (usually money) given to the court to release a defendant from custody and to make sure they go to court when they're supposed to.
Security (usually in the form of money) given for the release of a criminal defendant from legal custody to ensure the defendant's future appearance on the day and time set by the court.
Money that an arrested person pays to be let out of jail until his trial. If he appears at his trial, he is repaid the money.
To obtain the release of a person from legal custody by giving surety for his appearance on the day and time appointed.
The deposit money, property, or bond that is put up by, or on behalf of, an arrested person to secure his or her release from jail before or after court proceedings begin. The state Constitution declares all arrested persons, other than those charged with a death penalty offense, are entitled to bail.
To set at liberty a person arrested or imprisoned on security (or bail) being taken for his or her appearance in court on a specified day and place.
A monetary or other form of security given to insure the appearance of the defendant at every stage of the proceedings.
Cash or other security placed on deposit with the court to obtain the release of an arrested or imprisoned person and to guarantee his reappearance before the court on a specified day.
the legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody (usually on condition that a sum of money guarantees their appearance at trial); "he is out on bail"
secure the release of (someone) by providing security
the release of a person charged with an offense prior to trial under specified financial or nonfinancial conditions designed to ensure the person's appearance in court when required.
money or property promised or given to the court as security when an accused person is released before and during his trial with the agreement that the defendant will return to court when ordered to do so. Bail is forfeited if the defendant fails to return to the court.
Security, usually in the form of money or property, given to a court in exchange for the release of a person in custody or to assure the defendant''s appearance in court at a later date. Bail is a right of all arrested persons prior to conviction except Class A felonies, felonious assault, sexual abuse in the second degree, kidnapping, robbery in the first degree, arson in the first degree or burglary in the first degree.
An amount of money, set by a judge at an initial appearance to ensure the return of the accused at subsequent proceedings.
Money a defendant puts up (usually a bond) to allow his or her release from custody and to guarantee his or her appearance at a future hearing.
Monetary or other security put up by the accused or by someone on the accused's behalf to insure the accused's appearance at trial.
A pretrial procedure permitting an arrested person to stay out of jail by depositing a set amount of money as security that the person will show up for trial.
Bond money paid to a court, by or on behalf of a criminal defendant, as security that, when released from jail, the defendant will appear at future hearings. If another person posts the bail money, then that third party vouches that the defendant will appear at future court dates. Bail can be forfeited if the defendant fails to appear or violates release conditions.
Release of a defendant from custody until their next appearance in court. This can be subject to security being given and/or compliance with certain conditions, such as a curfew.
A written obligation with or without collateral security, given to a court to guarantee appearance before the court.
payment given by a person accused of a crime so he/she can be released from jail as a promise to submit to the court and not escape or avoid the courts.
To set at liberty a person arrested or imprisoned, on security being taken for his or her appearance on a specified day and place to answer the charges brought against him or her.
The release from lawful custody of an accused or convicted person who undertakes to subsequently surrender to lawful custody
The terms, if any, under which a defendant may be released from jail between his or her arrest and later hearings or trial. The purpose of bail is to recognize defendants are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law and should not be held against their will for a lengthy time unless they represent dangers to the community, to themselves or to the judicial process. Under the Eigth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution, bail must not be "excessive."
The processed of being released from custody prior to the trial or the hearing of an appeal against a conviction.
A sum of money that the defendant is required to give to the court in order to secure freedom until the date of the trial or hearing, usually a percentage of the set bond amount. Bail is posted to guarantee that the defendant will appear at the time and date set by the judge. If the defendant does not appear, the bail is forfeited to the court.
Money or other form of security the judge requires to be held by the court to ensure that a criminal defendant, released while awaiting trial, will be in court for the trial. Bail is returned when the defendant returns for trial.
The release, prior to trial, of a person accused of a crime, under specified conditions designed to assure that person's appearance in court when required. Also can refer to the amount of bond money posted as a financial condition of pretrial release.
in the Criminal Code called "judicial interim release"; the release of an accused from custody pending the trial or conclusion of their case; may also be granted to a convicted person pending the conclusion of an appeal of their conviction; the release or bail includes conditions that must be followed by the accused or his/her bail may be revoked by the court;
A monetary or other form of security posted by or for someone accused of a crime. The purpose is to ensure that the accused will appear at subsequent legal proceedings to enable the excused to avoid imprisonment while awaiting trial, and to relieve the authorities of the costs of incarcerating the accused during this period.
Money paid by someone who is charged with a crime to allow them to go free while they wait for the court hearing.
A sum of money put up with the court by the defendant to ensure that he or she will appear at the time of trial.
An amount of money set by the police or court which must be posted or pledged before an accused may be released from jail, to assure the person's presence in court.
a defendant is released on bail when permitted by the court to remain free or "at large" in the community often under certain conditions, such as reporting to the police regularly or living at a certain address.
Security, usually in the form of money or property, exchanged for the release of a jailed person to insure his or her appearance in court.
A sum of money or other form of security demanded by the court (1) in exchange for the release of the accused from custody, and (2) to guarantee his/her later appearance in court.
Security, usually money and/or property, which releases a suspect or defendant from jail while securing their appearance at subsequent hearings or trial.
Letting someone out of custody, usually only if they promise to do certain things. There are two sorts: police bail and court bail. Police bail is when the police take a person into custody, then decide to release them before they go to court for the first time. They might do this if the person has been arrested without a warrant or if it's a summary offence and they can't take the person to court straight away. Court bail is when someone's case can't be decided in court the first time they appear, and the Judge decides to release them until their next appearance in court.
A thing of value -- for example, money or the deed to a house -- given to the court to ensure a defendant's appearance in court. If the defendant appears at all court proceedings as required, the bail is returned at the end of the case. If the defendant fails to appear as required, the bail may be kept by the court.
an amount of money set by the court that allows a person charged with a crime to be released from custody. The purpose of bail is to insure that the offender will return to court.
An accused person is given bail to allow him or her to go free whilst awaiting a court hearing. Sometimes money must be paid as a security, or the accused may simply promise (known as entering into a recognisance (q.v.)) to appear in court. Failure to appear is an offence. See See ARREST, QUESTIONING AND BAIL.
A sum of money deposited with the court by a defendant who is awaiting trial to guarantee his or her appearance in court after being released from jail.
A designated sum of money fixed by the court to secure a defendant's future appearance. bail conditions set the amount and type of bail ordered by the Judge. The Court may set bail conditions at arraignment. bail is exonerated bail is returned to the person who posted the bail; once the person is sentenced, any cash bail posted is exonerated less a 3% fee, and returned to the person who posted the bail, unless otherwise ordered by the court. bail is forfeit loss of bail for failure to meet conditions set by court. The bail is forfeit if the defendant does not appear as ordered and a warrant is issued. bail is reinstated bail previously forfeited is reapplied to the defendant. The court might reinstate bail if the defendant has an acceptable reason for not appearing in court. bail is remitted forfeited bail is reinstated and exonerated, and usually returned to the person who posted the bail.
1) The promise in writing to the court that the defendant will either appear in court or that the signers of the bond will pay the amount specified in the court's order fixing bail. 2) A person who obtains the release of a person under arrest by promising to guarantee his appearance in court.
cash or equivalent value posted with the court to secure the release of a criminal defendant until the case is resolved.
A monetary sum assessed by a judge in an attempt to ensure that a criminal defendant, released prior to trial, will appear in court on the trial date. When court appearances are satisfied, securities posted are returned.
Traditionally, bail is some form of property deposited or pledged to a court in order to persuade it to release a suspect from jail, on the understanding that the suspect will return for trial or forfeit the bail ("skipping bail", or "jumping bail", is also illegal). In most cases bail money will be returned at the end of the trial, if all court appearances are made, no matter whether the person is found guilty of the crime accused.
Added - 09 Thu March 2006 Bail is the release of a defendant from custody, until his/her next appearance in Court, subject sometimes to security being given and /or compliance with certain conditions.
Amount of money or security determined by a judge or clerk/magistrate to be posted by the defendant to guarantee his/her appearance in court.
To pay, or promise to pay, an amount of money so that an accused person is not put in prison before the trial. If the accused person does not appear at the trial, the court can keep the money put up for bail.
To procure the release of a person from legal custody by undertaking that he shall appear at the time and place designated and sub-nit himself to the judgment of the court.
Terms upon which the Court allows an accused to remain out of jail while waiting for trial. A court order may contain conditions restricting the accusedâ€(tm)s liberty. It also may require money or property to be deposited with the Court as a guarantee that the accused will return for a hearing or a trial and will abide by the conditions of release.
An amount paid or pledged by the defendant to make sure he or she will appear in court.
the release of a defendant from custody prior to the hearing of the charge or sentencing.
money paid by the accused to gain his or her release in the personal before trial make sure her or she will show up for the trial. If the accused does not appear, he or she loses the money.
Money posted with the court to obtain release of an arrested person until his case comes to trial.
Money ordered to be paid to the court in exchange for release from jail while a criminal case is pending.
The release of an accused person pending committal or trial, usually after the person has given a monetary security to ensure that he or she will reappear at court.
A written promise (undertaking) that the accused will appear in court on the date required.
Monetary sum assessed by a judge to ensure that a criminal defendant, who is being released prior to trial, will appear in court on the trial date. Securities posted are returned when court appearances are satisfied.
money or property temporarily surrendered to the government by a defendent who will be released until trial to ensure that he or she will not flee the jurisdiction.It is returned to the defendent upon the trial's conclusion.
Money or personal recognizance placed as security with the court in order to guarantee that the person who has been arrested will appear in court at the proper time.
To set at liberty a person arrested or imprisoned. A monetary or other form of security given to relieve the accused of imprisonment and secure the appearance of the accused in court.
Money or other security pprovided by the defendant, or by others on her behalf, to assure that she will appear at the required stages of the trial process.
Release on bond. The defendant may be released if he/she has put money or a percentage of a sum of money required by the court, formally charges a person.
an amount of money determined by the judge and posted with the court as security to ensure the defendants appearance in court at a specific time. Bond - 1) A written and sealed obligation, esp. one requiring payment of a stipulated amount of money on or before a given day. 2)A sum of money paid as bail or surety.
Security, typically in the form of money, for the release of a defendant in a legal matter who is expected to appear in court.
Security given for the release of the accused to ensure his appearance in court.
The money paid to the court, usually at arraignment or shortly thereafter, to ensure that an arrested person who is released from jail will show up at all required court appearances. The amount of bail is determined by the local bail schedule, which is based on the seriousness of the offense. The judge can increase the bail if the prosecutor convinces him that the defendant is likely to flee (for example, if he has failed to show up in court in the past), or he can decrease it if the defense attorney shows that the defendant is unlikely to run (for example, he has strong ties to the community by way of a steady job and a family).
The monetary amount for or condition of pretrial release, normally set by a judge at the initial appearance. The purpose of bail is to ensure the return of the accused at subsequent proceedings. If the accused is unable to make bail, he or she is detained in jail.
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A deposit or assignment guaranteeing appearance of a defendant for a trial and which is forfeited if the defendant fails to appear at the stipulated time.
Criminal law: a commitment made (and possibly secured by cash or property) to secure the release of a person being held in custody and suspected of a crime, to provide some kind of guarantee that the suspect will appear to answer the charges at some later date.
Security, such as cash or a bond, required to release a person being held in jail on criminal charges. The purpose of bail is to secure the presence of the individual in court at a future time to answer to the charges. A person who posts bail forfeits it if the defendant fails to appear in court as directed.
Letting someone out of custody on the condition they promise to do certain things, usually to pay a sum of money. There are two sorts: Police bail and Court bail.â€¢ Police bail is when the police take a person into custody, then decide to release them before they go to Court for the first time. They might do this if the person has been arrested without a warrant or itâ€(tm)s a summary offence. â€¢ Court bail is when someoneâ€(tm)s case canâ€(tm)t be decided in Court the first time they appear, and the Judge decides to release them until their next appearance in Court. Bail sometimes refers to the money a defendant pays as a guarantee that he or she will show up in Court at a later date.