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Where Does Bail Money Go?

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When a person’s bail is posted, the court system will keep the amount until either the court case is resolved or the defendant fails to appear in court. A person can pay the court directly for the full bail amount by providing a cash bail bond, or by hiring a bail at the expense of a 10% premium.

Where Does The Bail Money Go?

Once the case is resolved, the money is returned either to the individual that paid it (minus some minor processing fees) or to the hired bail agent. Hiring a bail agent means you only need to spend 10% of the initial bail, but this amount is non-refundable since it acts as a fee for the services of the bondsman. If the defendant fails to attend all required court appearances, the money is forfeited and distributed according to governing laws and regulations.

We hope you found this article helpful. Remember to check out our other blog articles such as How Do Judges Determine A Bail Amount, and What Charges Are Denied Bail? for more information about Utah bail bonds.

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