Posting bail can be done through a variety of methods however the preference of individuals who have the available funds are cash bonds. When posting cash bonds, the complete value must be paid in full to the courts at the time of the payment. In some states these fees can be processed by the courthouse without the need of a bail bondsman. If the full cash value cannot be afforded a surety bond will generally be the best option for bailing someone out.
Do cash bonds have fees?
Depending on when the bail is posted, specifically after office hours, there may be a Sheriff fee that is applied to your total amount. This fee is non refundable which pays for the services provided after regular hours. A Sheriff fee is typically $25 but can vary from county and state regulations.
When posting this type, it is not typically necessary to utilize the services of a bondsman. Most states and counties allow fees to be paid directly to the courts to secure the release of a defendant from jail.