If you have posted bail for yourself or someone else and want to get your bail money back, there are several steps you can take.
- Attend all court hearings: To have your bail refunded, you must attend all of your court hearings as required by the court. If you miss a court date, your bail may be forfeited.
- Wait for the case to be resolved: Once it has been resolved through a trial or a plea agreement, your bail will be refunded to you or the person who posted it on your behalf.
- Obtain a bail receipt: It is important to obtain a receipt or other proof of payment when you post bail, as this will be required to obtain a refund of your bail.
- Contact the court or bail bond company: Depending on how you posted bail, you may need to contact the court or the bail bond company to initiate the refund process. In some cases, the refund will be automatic, but in others, you may need to file paperwork or take other steps to obtain your refund.