What Happens to Your Bail Money if The Court Drops the Charges?


If you were arrested for a crime and now believe that the court is going to drop your charges, you might want to know what will happen to the money you paid for the bail. The answer to this question depends on several things. Here are some of the most important things you should know about your bail money if the court ends up dropping the charges against you.

What happens if you paid a cash bail?

There is a difference between what will happen to the bail you paid to get out of jail with the type of bail you used. The first type you may have used is cash bail. With this type, you pay cash out of your own pocket for the full amount of the stated bail in your case. If you do this and end up with dropped charges from the court, the court will issue you a full refund for your bail. This means you will get every penny back that you spent to get out of jail. There will likely be court fees or extra expenses that you must pay. You will just simply get your money back.

What happens if you used a bail bondsman?

The result is slightly different if you paid your bail through the help of a bail bondsman. A bail bondsman offers the service of paying the bail for you while only charging you a small fee that is based on the full bail amount. If you got out of jail and worked with a bail bonds service, the court will refund the full amount of the bail to the company you hired to bail you out. The difference is that you will not get a refund for the fee you paid for the service. This fee is non-refundable, even if the court decides to drop your charges. Even so, it is still worthwhile to pay the fee and use a bail bondsman to get out of jail if you initially could not afford it on your own.

You might lose a little bit of money if you hire a bail bondsman and end up with dropped charges, but you would still benefit from the process. After all, dropped charges mean that you will not have to face these charges or deal with them on your record. To find out more about the fees and services involved in this process, contact local bail bonds services. 


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Know Your Options when Financing a New Business

When I began my first business selling sports equipment locally, I knew the sports-world well, and I knew how to run a business. One thing I did not know a lot about was the financial world. I had never applied for a loan in my life other than when I financed my car with the dealership in-house financing. My first application at a large bank was denied. I began looking into my other options, and I found that there were more lenders for new businesses than I realized. I applied at local credit unions, local banks, and other business lending services. I was able to secure more funding than I even expected, and my credit is just average. I created this blog to help other new business owners realize that there is funding out there. You just have to find it and apply! Don't give up on your dream.