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What are various terms used in Bail Bonds?

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Everyone is aware of what is Bail Bonds but do you know that there are many more terms that are used in Bail Bonds? Update yourself with all bail bonds information.
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What are various terms used in Bail Bonds?

  1. 1. Bail Terms
  2. 2. Bail Jumping The criminal offense of defaulting on one’s bail.
  3. 3. Bailee A person who receives personal property from another as a bailment.
  4. 4. Bail agent One who provides bail as a surety for a criminal defendant’s release.
  5. 5. Bail Bond A bond given to a court by a criminal defendant’s surety to guarantee that the defendant will duly appear in court in the future and, if the defendant is jailed, to obtain the defendant’s release from confinement.
  6. 6. Bail Commissioner A judge empowered to hold an emergency hearing to set bail when a hearing cannot be held during regular court hours.
  7. 7. Excessive Bail Bail that is unreasonably high considering both the offense with which the accused is charged and the risk that the accused will not appear for trial.
  8. 8. Personal Recognizance The release of a defendant in a criminal case in which the court takes the defendant’s word that he or she will appear for a scheduled matter or when told to appear.
  9. 9. Surety A person who is primarily liable for the payment of another’s debt or the performance of another’s obligation.
  10. 10. • All Images used in this slide show is copyright work of their respective owners This slide show is adaption of article written at http://money.howstuffworks.com/bail.htm Give credits to the respective owners if used for commercial purpose

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