What is another word for bail bond?

87 synonyms found


[ bˈe͡ɪl bˈɒnd], [ bˈe‍ɪl bˈɒnd], [ b_ˈeɪ_l b_ˈɒ_n_d]

How to use "Bail bond" in context?

When somebody is arrested and booked into jail, one of the first steps in their case is usually a bail hearing. At this hearing, a judge will decide whether or not the individual should be released pending trial. If the individual is not able to be released on bail, a bail bond company may be able to help cover the cost of their release.

A bail bond is simply a financial agreement between the defendant and the bail bond company. The defendant promises to pay the company back if they are later released from jail without having to post a bail bond. In return, the company agrees to release the defendant from jail until their trial.

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