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Bonds

 

           There are many types of bonds that a judge may place on an individual. Typically, the initial bond will be set during the pretrial process within 48 hours of being incarcerated. The bond may be changed at the accused next court appearance but only by the judge and at his discretion. Below are brief descriptions of the bonds that may be placed on an individual. You must be 18 years old or older and present an ID when signing a bond. Bonds may be filled out at the jail or the clerk’s office.


Cash Bond

               A bond placed on an individual for a designated amount of cash. The cash will be held by the clerk’s office until the case is complete. If the accused that the bond is on makes all court appearances and the case complete, the cash is returned to the individual placing the bond. If the accused that is bonded does not make all court appearances, the bond is revoked and may be seized. The cash bond amount and bond fee is only required for this bond.


Surety Bond

               A bond placed on an individual allowing another person to assure the court that the bonded will appear to all court dates pertaining to the case. A surety bond may be for different cash amounts. The “Surety” that is signing the bond will only be liable to pay that bond amount when the bonded does not follow the orders of the court or make court appearances. A certain “Surety” may be specified by the judge. In this case, you must present identification when bonding the accused out. Only a signature from the surety and bond fee is required for this bond.


Partially Secured/ % Bond

               A bond placed on an individual for a percentage of a designated amount of cash. The cash will be held by the clerk’s office until the case is complete. If the accused that the bond is on makes all court appearances and the case complete and the accused is found “not guilty”, the cash is returned to the individual placing the bond. If the accused that is bonded does not make all court appearances, is found “guilty”, or takes a “plea deal”, a designated percentage of the bond can be revoked and may be seized. The designated percentage of the bond and bond fee is required for this bond.


Unsecured Bond

               A bond on an individual for an amount of cash that allows the accused to “sign themselves out” without posting any money. However, if bond conditions are not met, the individual may be required to pay the amount specified and the bond revoked. Only the accused’s signature is required for this bond.


ROP Bond

               A bond placed on an individual stating that the can be “release on payment” (ROP) of a designated amount of money. Once payment is met, the accused will be released and may or may not have another court date. The money used on this bond will be applied to fines, child support, restitution, or designated location and will not be returned to the accused. Payment and bond fee is required for this bond.

 

OR/ ROR Bond

               A bond placed on an individual where the accused may “sign themselves out” and is not liable to pay any money. The bonded must follow up with their next court date given. Only the signature of the accused is required for this bond.


AI Bond

               This bond is given to individuals charges with Alcohol Intoxication. This person may be signed out after 4 hours by a guardian or can “sign themselves out” after 8 hours pending their sobriety. The bonded must follow up with their next court date given. Only a signature and bond fee is required for this bond.


Bail Credit Bond

               This bond is given to individuals for a designated cash amount. If the judge permits that the accused is eligible for bail credit, the accused receives 100 dollars a day towards that bond amount. If the accused does not follow the conditions of the bond, the bond amount may be revoked and/or seized by the clerk’s office. Only the cash amount, if applicable, and signature is required for this bond.


Property/ Fully Secured Bond

               A bond placed on an individual in which a designated cash amount must be paid before release. Property with the value of twice of the designated cash amount may also be put up at the clerk’s office on this type of bond. The property or cash may be seized and bond revoked if all bond conditions are not met until completion of this case. The cash amount or confirmation of property placed up for the bond by the clerk’s office and a signature is required for this bond.