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Do Bail Bondsman Keep The 10%?

Do Bail Bondsman Keep The 10%?

Yes, bail bondsmen typically keep the 10% fee paid to them by the defendant in exchange for posting the full bail amount with the court. The fee is non-refundable, even if the defendant attends all required court hearings and the bail money is returned at the end of the trial.

The fee paid to the bail bondsman is how they make their profit and cover their expenses, such as salaries, rent, and other costs associated with running their business. In some cases, the bail bondsman may require additional collateral, such as property or assets, to secure the bond, but this will vary depending on the individual patient and the policies of the bail bondsman.

While working with a bail bondsman can be a valuable way for defendants to secure their release from jail while they await their trial, the terms of the agreement, and the fees involved. Defendants should carefully consider their financial situation and explore all available options before deciding to work with a bail bondsman.

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