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BAIL BOND RELATED TERMS AND PHRASES YOU MAY COME ACROSS

APPEAL BONDS

Also known as Supersedeas Bond, this is a type of surety bond that a court asks for when you want to delay payment of a judgment or sentence until the appeal is over.

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BAIL AGREEMENTS

This is the agreement signed by the indemnitor, guaranteeing that the defendant will appear before the court, failure of which gives the bond agent the right to take over the collateral placed as security to make the bond payment to the court. The agreement contains information such as the indemnitor's details, bail amount, details about the case, etc.

BAIL CONDITIONS

These are restrictions set by the court on the defendant before granting bail. Apart from the compulsory condition of having to attend all proceedings, bail conditions may also restrict travel and continued employment, mandate regular check-ins with the bail agent, etc.

BOND INDEMNITOR

If you are a bond indemnitor, you would've signed an agreement with the bail agent and you'll be responsible to ensure the defendant sticks to following all bail conditions. If the defendant fails to do so, the indemnitor will have to pay the full bail amount.

COLLATERAL

In addition to the premium or service fee you'll pay your bail bond agent, you might also be required to keep a valuable resale article, cash or property as security. In the event of the defendant failing to comply with bail conditions, your bail bond agent can use the collateral to pay the full bail amount to the court.

REMOVING BOND LIABILITIES

Once all bail related conditions have been satisfied and fulfilled, and the court verifies the discharge of the bail bond, the bond liabilities are removed. At this time, the bail bond agent will also release any collateral you may have pledged, considering all pending service payments / premium have been made.

SURETY BONDS

This is an agreement between the defendant / indemnitor, the court, and the bail agent. The defendant is released upon the surety that he or she will comply with bail conditions. If that's not done, the bail bond agent will pay the court the full bail amount. The indemnitor or defendant will later have to pay the money back to the bail agent.

SKIPPING BAIL

A defendant skips bail when he or she leaves the jurisdiction and fails to appear before the court and attend court proceedings. The court, at this point, takes a call to cancel bail and issues a bench warrant for the defendant's arrest.

WITHDRAWAL OF BAIL

A bail bond can be withdrawn or denied either by the court or the bail agent if certain bail conditions are not met or when the defendant's plan to flee comes to notice. A bail can also be withdrawn if the defendant commits a crime during the bail period.