FAQ: What is Bail?
Bail is the cash or bond given as security so that a defendant may be released from jail for the duration of the court case.
This is a “surety”, meaning guarantee, that the defendant will be sure to return to court as required after their release.
The comparison would be a Bail Bond. Bail is the amount set by the court as an amount required to release a defendant from court.
A bail bond is a legally binding contract between the bail bondsman and the contact signer, called an indemnitor, agreeing that the bondsman will be paid and collectively the bondsman and the signer will ensure that the defendant goes to court.
Call 510-291-4169 to speak to a licensed and professional bondsman about Alameda County bail bonds.