We bailed a friend of ours out on a domestic violence charge a few months ago. His bail was set at $50,000 and the bondsman we worked with explained the cost to purchase a bond would be 10% of that amount. We were able to gather the full, $5,000 within a few hours and our friend got out of jail later that night. He had court last week and the judge dropped the case. When can we expect to get our money back? Will it be refunded in cash or on the credit card?
Unfortunately, the money you pay to purchase bail bonds in Walnut Creek is non refundable. The bondsman earned his fee at the time the defendant got out of jail.
The only time bail money is refunded is if the defendant’s friends or family members would have chose to post cash bail. In this case the full $50,000 would have needed to be gathered and brought to the jail. The court would have held onto that money and as long as the defendant went to court when they were supposed to it would have been refunded, less administrative fees, once the case was over. Most people don’t have access to such large sums of cash which is why they instead choose to hire a bondsman.
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