IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT POSTING BONDS
Bond can be paid to the court directly, if you have the full amount of the bond set. For example, if bond is set as a cash surety bond at $5000, the court requires $5000 to be paid for the release of said person in custody. For those who do not have the full amount, bond can be posted through a licensed bail bonds agent. State law requires that 10% of the cash surety bond be paid to the bail bonds agent. Depending on the bond amount set and you don’t have the full 10%, it’s the bail agent’s discretion on the amount they will accept as a down payment towards the 10% due, and set up a payment plan for the remaining balance. If bond is set as an appearance bond at $5000, the court will accept 10% of the bond from anyone. Any time that the judge sets an appearance bond, also known as a 10%, those able should always pay these bonds to the court. This process allows people to get their money back.