If bail has been granted in your situation, this is a good sign. It means that you will be able to await your trial outside of the custody of the court. You will have the opportunity to continue your normal routine, go to work, and plan your defense with your lawyer at your convenience. However, before these things can be done, bail has to be posted. A common question that many of our clients have is, “how is bail posted?” You can find out here.
Bail is posted in a few ways. Bail may be posted at a police department where a person is being held, at the courthouse, or at a prison where often people are held in lock up. In order to post a bond you have to either post the full cash value of the bond, or in the alternative, contact a licensed bail bondsmen who can post the person’s bail for a fee. It is possible to get your bail money back if it posted all in cash for the following reasons:
- When a diversionary program is granted for the defendant.
- If the person is acquitted.
- If the complaint or information filed against the person is dismissed.
- When the person is sentenced by the court.
If you are unsure how to post bail, don’t worry. The process can seem complicated, and you might have some questions. If this is the case, you can contact my office. I work with bail and bonds often, and I can advise you on how to proceed.