The bail amount is set by the judge before whom the accused appears.
There are three options available for a person who has been arrested:
- He can pay the entire bail amount to the court in cash which is refundable after the final court date.
- He can hire a bail bondsman to put the entire bail amount on his behalf. A bondsman will usually charge him 10 to 15 percent of the amount of the bond as his service charges.
- He can stay in jail without paying any bail amount until the trial process is over which can extend to more than a year.