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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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He was released after paying a bail bondsman just under $2,000 (17) to secure his $15,000 bond--an amount many people argued would have been higher had his risk score not been so low.
Arps, who has been a bail bondsman for the past six years, said that Lucky Bail Bonds will offer better services because of his previous experience.
He's made his bones as a bail bondsman in Denver, Colorado, chasing fugitives when he must.
The team agree to become the stars of a new reality TV show produced by Mark Heiss (Walken), but in a bizarre turn find themselves tracking a gang of dangerous fugitives due to the machinations of their bail bondsman boss Claremont (Delroy Lindo).
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Part III examines the contractual relationship between a bail bondsman and a defendant, as well as the agency relationship between a bail bondsman and a bounty hunter, to show why bounty hunters have such unbridled power to arrest fugitives.
Before the network's settlement, SPJ had voted to pay Mapes' bond and sent $250 check to a bail bondsman in Jasper, Texas.
My daddy was a bail bondsman in Jackson, Mississippi, back in the thirties.
A bail bondsman sees many youths whose older brothers and siblings (escape bad environments).
The VisiTant Justice line of products will also have the ability to let the client send an email and text blast to a pre-populated database of law enforcement, bail bondsman, skip tracer and other related agencies involved in tracking down fugitives who have skipped on their court dates.
8226; After completing the walk-through arrest process, the bail bondsman will bond the person out