Title
CJFA06correx.qxp
By
calungce
Description
Defendants principally secure pretrial release through the services of a bondsman (the “surety”), an agent, or operator of a commercial bail bond business. The bonding company assumes fiscal responsibillit for guaranteeing the defendant’s court appearances by posting a surety bond with the court. In doing so, bondsmen contractually agree to pay the state the entire amount of bail set in the case if the defendant—who is released in their legal custody—fails to appear at any required pretrial...

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