View Full Version : posting bail...
09-26-2001, 07:59 PM
where does that money go? the county? the state? the federal guvmint? who gets it? what do they do with it?
feel free to post guesses, but label them clearly, so i don't walk around goin "really? nooooo.... REALLY?!?"
09-26-2001, 08:20 PM
If I remember right, you get most of it back after trial. Basically it's insurance to make sure you go to your trial cuz when you do u get somethin like 90% of it back.
09-26-2001, 08:21 PM
huh. i can't believe i've never heard that. okay, so who keeps the other ten percent?
09-26-2001, 08:25 PM
My guess would be the correctional system.
09-26-2001, 09:46 PM
correctional system? what's taht?
the 10% thing...i dunno. if you go through a bail bondsman, he posts the full amount and you pay him/her the 10%.
say your bail is 10k. of course you don't have 10k (let's assume), so you call a bondsman. he/she charges you 1k for sh*ts/giggles (which is the 10%) and puts up the full amount for you. you get out of jail and get to take normal showers after processing (at the cops leisure). you show up for court, the bail place keeps your money, you're off the hook aside from the court findings, and everyone is happy. you're out the 1k tho.
if the court keeps 10%, then that would leave the bail place with nothing. not very profitable, i would imagine.
09-26-2001, 10:00 PM
how do you know mojo?
09-26-2001, 10:14 PM
Where's TheLoneGunman when we need him? Hmm, haven't seen him post for over a week now it seems.
09-26-2001, 10:20 PM
maybe the bush adminstration has finally got him...cause he took out his tooth, and his dentist turned him in
09-26-2001, 10:35 PM
Well, I let google do some legal advising :), and I found this here (http://www.sylvaniacourt.com/Posting_Bond/).
2) CASH BOND: The full amount of the bond set by the Court must be paid by either cash or a certified check. If you are paying by certified check it must be made payable to Sylvania Municipal Court.
At the completion of the case, the full amount of the bail bond posted will be refunded in full (By check) to the person who is named as the bailor.If you are posting bond for someone you must decide who?s name the receipt will reflect. As a bailor, you will be asked for your complete name, address and phone number.
3) 10% CASH: If ordered by the Court the amount of bond required to be posted is 10% of the total. (If bond is set at $3,000.00 the required cash deposit would be $300.00)
At the completion of the case the amount refunded to the bailor is 10% less then the amount posted. (If the amount posted was $300.00 (10% of $3,000.00) the Court would keep $30.00 and the refund check to the bailor would be $270.00
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