What is bail/bond?

Bond is get-out-of- jail before trial money.

 

Bond is set by a judge. Bail is the amount of money required.

 

You have the right to some form of pre-trial release in most cases. There are two ways to get out of jail during the pre-trial period: ONE is Conditional Pre-Trial Release (no money but arduous conditions), TWO is bond (money).

 

If you miss court, get a new law violation, or violate any conditions of bail (set by the judge), the judge can put you in jail until the trial and you lose the bond money.