Where Can A Bail Bond Be Posted?

A court sets the bail amount, which must be “posted,” or paid to the court in cash or an approved cash substitute, like a money order or cashier’s check. If you are unable to afford to post your own bail, you can hire a bail bond agent (or bail bondsman) to pay your bail in the form of a bond. A bond agent will charge a non-refundable fee, usually 10 to 20 percent of the total bail and agrees to pay the remaining amount to the court if you fail to appear for your court proceedings.

How Much Does A Bail Bond Cost?
What Is Collateral?