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What Happens To Bail Money If Charges Are Dropped?

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What Happens To Bail Money If Charges Are Dropped?

If your charges are dropped and you paid a bail bonds service to bail you out, you get no refund, as the bail bondsman put the full amount of bail up on your behalf. 10% is the bail bondsman service fee.

If you paid the court directly for the full bail amount, the bail money will be refunded to you once the case is dismissed.

9 Comments

Adam November 17, 2020 at 9:19 am Reply

If a person is arrested for a crime he are she didn’t commit in the first place in he are she goes to court and is found not guilty the person should get there bond $ refunded regardless because they should have never been arrested are had to pay a bond in the first place…….

Thomas Stinson February 1, 2021 at 2:54 pm Reply

If they had a court date and used a bondsman to front the money for them, they would get nothing back, since the 10% fee to the bondsman was so the bondsman could front the entire bond to the court. It is a service fee. However, if the bond was paid directly through the court and did not use a bondsman, then that person should get the full amount of their bonds returned, minus some small court fees.

Malky loc August 12, 2021 at 7:31 pm

How is that fair. So the bondsman get his money back and gets to keep the money of the falsely accused person. That a racket

Milton Ramsey February 12, 2021 at 11:44 am Reply

If a court date was never set and all charges were officially expunged by the court, why should not the bail bond money be returned to the person who paid the bondsman?

Thomas Stinson February 12, 2021 at 11:52 am Reply

Bail bond fees to a bondsman are a service fee. The bail bond agency is taking a risk putting up the full amount of bail on behalf of the person needing the bail. Make sure to read the agreement you signed with the bail bond company. Each bail bonds agency can be slightly different.

Malky loc August 12, 2021 at 7:35 pm

You know those bondsman don’t pay that money up front they only promise to pay it if the person doesn’t come to court…. And if there was no court date issued what service did they provide.

Jay Wallace August 9, 2021 at 5:20 pm Reply

I have a case in Warsaw Indiana where I was falsely charged and the probable cause affidavit was incorrect which is grounds for dismissal but yet the bail bondsman tries to tell me even though I looked it up and talked to the court I know he gets all his money back why would I not get mine

Jay Wallace August 9, 2021 at 5:21 pm Reply

I have a case in Warsaw Indiana where I was falsely charged and the probable cause affidavit was incorrect which is grounds for dismissal but yet the bail bondsman tries to tell me even though I looked it up and talked to the court I know he gets all his money back why would I not get mine

Jerry Gallamore September 12, 2021 at 6:41 am Reply

I posted bail for my son the judge dismissed his case but transferred his bail to another charge. The other charge also had bail posted.

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