Cash Bail Bonds
After the trial, the majority of the money is gotten back except for fees and court costs charged by the court. When putting up a cash bond bail, there is no need to contact a bail bondsman or a bail agency to qualify for a bond. The problem with paying a cash bond is the requirement to come up with a large sum of money upfront. Many people aren’t able to afford this cash requirement which leaves them locked in a jail cell until their trial.
Getting out of jail from paying a cash bail requires the defendant to comply with any and all conditions attached to the bond as set by the court. This requires showing up for all court proceedings as long as there is a case pending. “Jumping bail” or failing to show up for court could result in a warrant being issued for the defendant’s arrest and the bond being revoked.
Cash only bonds are common in cases where the court attempts to secure a cash fine or ensure the court appearance of the defendant and the judge considers a flight risk. Cash bonds are often from failing to pay fines in a prior case, arrest on an out-of-jurisdictional warrant or failing to appear for a scheduled court appearance. If the bond is paid, by the defendant’s family or the defendant him or herself, the court can retain the cash as payment toward fines and court costs. In these circumstances, a cash bail ensures the court will receive payment even if the defendant fails to show for further court proceedings.
When someone posts a cash bond, the court places the money in a trust account until the case is closed. If the defendant is found not guilty, the court exonerates the bond and returns the money. If there is a guilty verdict, the bond will still be exonerated by the court but it may keep some or all the money.
In the event of a refunded amount, the Court usually refunds the bond posted within 2-6 weeks after exoneration. Defendants may want to ask the judge to exonerate the bond each time they attend a hearing as it could be days or weeks before the court clerk asks the judge what he or she wants to do with the bond.
Depending on the locale, posting cash bail is usually just paying the amount to the jail’s cashier. The jail cashier will issue the bond receipt in the payer’s name unless told otherwise.
Therefore, if a third-party posts your cash bail it is a good idea that the payor gets the bond receipt in the defendant’s name as that will give the defendant a better chance of getting his or her money back if there is a chance of getting their cash bond refund.
Cash bond payments require payment in the exact dollar amount. If the cash bond is posted at the jail it could take up to two weeks before the court receives the cash payment so the defendant should keep the bond receipt on them and notify the judge that the bail was posted on their behalf
1738 Bail Bonds provides all types of Bail Bonds In Kansas City, Missouri. Jackson county bail bonds are also provided as well covering bail bonds in Platte county, Clay county and Cass county.