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Difference between a Cash Bond and a Surety Bond

Difference between a Cash Bond and a Surety Bond
Surety Bond and Cash Bond Difference

When you need to help a friend or a loved on to secure a release from jail, it can be helpful to know the difference between a cash bond and a surety bond. While both of these types of bonds can be used to get a defendant released from a detention center to await scheduled court hearings, there is a bit of a difference regarding the use of each.


Detainee’s options after Judge sets the cash bail amount

When a person accused of a crime is arrested and taken to a detention center in Las Vegas, there will be a hearing in order to determine the amount of bail to be paid to secure the temporary release of the defendant. If you pay the full amount of bail, this is referred to as a cash bond. The defendant may also try to get the bail amount reduced, by hiring an attorney, but this takes time. You may obtain a bail bond or surety bond for (15%) of the amount of bail that is set by the judge or the court.

How does a Cash Bond work?

The detainee can have a friend, family member, or other representative pay the full amount of the bail to the court. While this is a large amount of money to be paid upfront, the money will be returned, less any fines and fees, once the defendant attends to all legal proceedings.

How does a Surety Bond (Bail Bond) work?

If you do not have the full amount of bail, you can pay (15%) of this amount to a bondsman. You will also have to provide enough collateral to secure the entire amount of bail as a surety that the defendant will appear at all court proceedings. The bail bondsman will go and pay the full amount for the detainee to be released from the jail.

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    Surety bonds and co-signor

    If you make an agreement with a bondsman, you may be referred to as the co-signor of the bond. You will need to make sure that the accused shows up to all court dates and that the (15%) fee is paid. When you sign over collateral, you are giving the bondsman power of attorney over that property.

    Types of Collateral that can be used for the bail bond:

    • Cash
    • Credit card
    • Bank account
    • Land
    • Home or other property
    • Car or other motor vehicle title
    • Fine jewelry
    • Coins (gold or silver)
    • Firearms
    • Items of value that can be pawned or sold for cash

    If the accused shows up for court dates:

    As long as the defendant attends to all legal matters, the collateral will be returned to you. The bondsman will keep the (15%) fee for the provided service.

    If the Accused skips their court dates:

    If the defendant flees, the bail bondsman has 6 months in order to locate and return the accused. In some cases, the bail bonds company will send a bounty hunter to find the accused if they miss their court appearances. In the event that the defendant cannot be located, the bondsman will have to pay the full amount of bail. The co-signor will owe the bondsman the (15%) plus the full amount of bail or the collateral will be forfeited to the bondsman. As a co-signor, you can turn in the defendant to have that individual arrested if you are concerned about a flight risk before the court dates and cancel the bond.

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    Las Vegas Jails Inmate Searches

    If you need assistance finding an inmate in any of the local jails you can use our free inmate search tools. In addition, each detention center has its own release policy. However, if you have any questions you can call our friendly operators. We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week and can help you locate a detainee and help secure their release. You can also learn more about the Nevada Bail Bond process in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section. You can also learn about “How Much a Bail Bond Costs” and how and why the price is regulated by the state of Nevada.

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