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Surety Bond Definition

A Surety Bond is posted with a court by a bondsman assuring that if the defendant fails to appear, they will pay the full bail amount. If the defendant fails to appear, the bondsman is given a limited time to capture the defendant and return them to court. Typically, a bondsman’s fee is 10% of the amount of the bond. The bond is discharged when the case concludes, and the bondsman keeps the full fee.

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