A legal paper that you buy from a bondsman and give to the court instead of bail money. The defendant signs it and is let go. But if they don't go to court when they're supposed to, they must pay the bail bond.
A bond intended to guarantee the appearance of a person in court to answer a legal summons for personal appearance. In the event the one out on bail fails to appear, the bondsperson or bonding company is required to pay the amount of the bond to the court.
Variously used in connection with the release of a person or property from the custody of the law, referring to the bond or sum of money that is furnished the court or other official as indemnity for nonperformance of the obligation.
a document which assures the court that a person charged with an offense, and who typically is in jail, will, if released from incarceration, appear for future court dates and remain in the jurisdiction of the court
a document which assures the court that a person charged with an offense, if released from jail, will appear for all future court dates and remain in the jurisdiction of the court while the case is pending
a three way contract between the state, the agent and the defendant that guarantees the state that the defendant will appear for court whenever, and as many times as the court demands, until there is a final disposition on the charges
A document purchased from a bondsman which is given to the court instead of money for bail. Once signed by the defendant, he/she is released from custody on the condition that the amount will be forfeited should the defendant not appear in court at the required time.
An obligation signed by the accused to secure his or her presence at the trial. This obligation means that the accused may lose money by not properly appearing for the trial. Often referred to simply as bond.
A bond given to obtain the release of an imprisoned person. It may guarantee that he will subsequently appear in court on pain of forfeiture of a specified sum (U.S.) or, as in some countries, that damages will be paid for a road accident for which he was responsible.
The money posted by a "bondsman" for a defendant who cannot afford his bail. The defendant pays a certain portion, usually 10%. If the defendant fails to appear for a court hearing, the judge can issue a warrant for his arrest and threaten to "forfeit," or keep, the money if the defendant doesn't appear soon. Usually, the bondsman will look for the defendant and bring him back, forcefully if necessary, in order to avoid losing the bail money.