14 Dec Why Do You Get Your Money Back for Bail, but Not Bail Bonds?
Some people who have an understanding of bail and the bail process, know that when you pay for someone’s bail, you get the money back after the defendant’s trial is over. So often times, they wonder why they do not get their money back after bailing someone out with a bail bond.
The difference, is that when someone gets a bail bond, they are not paying for the bail bond directly. When someone hires a bail agent, they are paying the bail agent to put up the money for the bail. This means that they are paying for the bail agent’s services.
In the case of bail bonds, the bail agent is paying the full amount of the bail to the court, and you are paying the bail agent for doing that. This means that when the trial is over, you do not get your money back, because you paid for the bail agent to do his or her job.
Some people do not like this, but they forget that getting a bail bond is a better option for most people. No one has the thousands of dollars needed for a loved one’s bail lying around. They need a cheaper alternative, which means getting a bail bond. Bail bonds cost 90% less than the bail they are covering. This means that if your loved one’s bail is set at $10,000, the bail bond will only be $1,000. By getting a bail bond, you save $9,000 dollars!