Bail Bond


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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 said the 10 accused who were released through fake bail bonds would have to be rearrested because the bail bonds issued to them were null and void.
The suit names 4 Aces Bail Bonds Inc., which does business as Baltimore's Discount Bail Bonds, as well as the surety insurance companies that underwrite its bail bonds and the law firm that files debt collection suits for them.
In order to ensure that the person returns to court and proves she has met the requirements, the judge can require her to purchase a bail bond. As with traditional pretrial bonds, it becomes the bail agent's responsibility to locate and apprehend people who don't return to court.
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Senator Joseph Crisco (D), who co-sponsored the 2011 legislation in Connecticut, says enhanced oversight of the bail bond industry will allow agencies to audit, investigate and enforce sanctions on bond companies and professionals that operate outside of the new regulations.
"People want great customer service when they need a bail bond company and they also want someone who has a good working relationship with the courts, attorneys and other bail bond companies," Arps said.
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Captain Richard Harwell, 55, seized shortly before he was due to fly the Boeing 747 across the Atlantic on Friday, was released from custody after paying pounds 15,500 for a bail bond.