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Bail Bond

Money given by a third party to a court to ensure that the defendant appears at his/her court date. The third party (called a bail bond agent) charges a fee in exchange for placing the bail bond, which is returned to the agent if the defendant appears as ordered. Bail bonds are most common in the United States, where bails are higher than in other countries.
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70) Like the personal surety, the bail bondsman acted as a proxy for the state to guarantee the defendant's appearance at trial.
Floyd's woman cried in my mama's chest all night long 'cause she didn't have no money and couldn't get old Jake Parsons, the white bail bondsman, to get Floyd out.
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He flies to Florida and eventually holds Diana hostage and compels her to join him on a 3,000-mile road trip back to Denver, with a tenacious bail bondsman in hot pursuit.
The defence attorney is used to representing the dregs of society and he hits the jackpot when bail bondsman Val Valenzuela (John Leguizamo) recommends him as counsel for playboy Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), who has been accused of assault and attempted murder.
Star rating: THE LINCOLN LAWYER (15) Defence attorney Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is used to representing the dregs of society but hits the jackpot when bail bondsman Val Valenzuela (John Leguizamo) recommends him as counsel for playboy estate agent Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe), who has been accused of assault and attempted murder.
New York, June 9 (ANI): A judge recalled an arrest warrant - issued for Lindsay Lohan for allegedly setting off her court-ordered, booze-sensing ankle bracelet, after 20,000 dollars were posted by a bail bondsman.
THE BOUNTY HUNTER Cert 12A, 110mins Starring: Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler Brainless rom-com in which a bail bondsman brings in his ex-wife who's wanted by the cops.
Considering all we've been privy to about the existence of them dirty birds precariously perched in Atlanta, and the abundant optimism about an NFL franchise coming to the greater LosAngeles area by the year 2030, plus the satisfaction of boogie boarding off Hermosa Beach versus the dread of finding a bail bondsman in Georgia who isn't preoccupied with distilling something in his bathtub, what could possibly lure Pete Carroll off the USC sidelines and into a crash course in falconry training?
And he joked: "I need a budget for a bail bondsman for both of them.
Author Michael Crichton, 60: 'To quit medicine to become a writer struck most people like quitting the Supreme Court to become a bail bondsman.