WHAT IS A BOND?
A bond as defined by the dictionary is something that “binds, fastens, confines or holds together.” In relation to bail bonds, it is a commitment between the defendant and the court that the person charged will return for future court appointments. The money or collateral is held in exchange for the release of the person…Read More
WHAT IS BAIL?
Bail is set by a judge at the first or preliminary hearing after a defendant is arrested. There is no jury in a preliminary hearing. At this hearing, a future trial date will be set for weeks or maybe months later. A judge will decide if a defendant needs to stay incarcerated until their actual…Read More