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Bail detail.

BAIL DETAIL
These are the most common forms used in state courts.

                                             FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCE
TYPE             WHAT IT REQUIRES            FOR FAILING TO APPEAR

Surety Bond      Defendant pays a fee to a   Bond company is liable
                 commercial bail agent who   for full bail amount.
                 posts full amount.

Recognizance     Defendant agrees to         None
                 appear in court.

Conditional      Defendant agrees to         None
                 comply with specific
                 conditions.

Deposit Bond     Defendant posts a           Defendant is liable for
                 percentage of the bail      full amount.
                 amount.

Unsecured Bond   Bail amount is set but no   Defendant is liable for
                 payment is required for     full amount.
                 release.

Full Cash Bond   Defendant posts full bail   Defendant is liable for
                 amount.                     full amount.
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Title Annotation:STATESTATS
Publication:State Legislatures
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 1, 2010
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