Types of Bonds
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Cash Bond- A cash bond is a bond that must be posted using the total amount of cash. Any person can post this type of bond. Once the case is resolved, a cash bond can be refunded if there are no fees, fines, and/or restitution owed.   

Example: Judge Jill orders a $500 cash bond, requiring a person to pay the full $500 to the court in order to post bail for another party.

Surety Bond- Surety bonds are 10% of the total bond ordered in a case and must be posted with a licensed bail agent. The bondsman then posts bail with the court on your behalf. This type of bond is not refundable.

Example: Judge Jill orders a $1000 surety bond. A person would give 10% or $100 to a licensed bondsman. The bondsman then posts bail with the court on your behalf.

XC Bond – An XC bond is a combination of a cash and a surety bond. Once the case is resolved, the cash bond is refundable if there are no fines, fees, and/or restitution owed.

Example: Judge Jill orders an XC bond, where $500 is a cash bond and $1000 is a surety bond. Any person can post the $500 cash bond, which must be paid in full. A licensed bond agent must post 10% of the surety bond, or $100.

Percent Bond – Similar to a surety bond, a percent bond requires a person to pay 10% of the total bond amount. However, a licensed bond agent is not required to post the bond – any person can do it. A  percent bond, also called a PR bond, is refundable if there are no fees, fines and or restitution ordered once the case is resolved.

Example: Judge Jill orders a $1000 percent bond.  Any person, not necessarily a bondsman, can post 10% of the bond amount or $100.

XR Bond- An XR bond is a combination of a surety and a percent bond. Only the percent bond portion of an XR bond is refundable if there are no fines, fees, and/or restitution owed to any party once the case is resolved.

Example: Judge Jill orders an XR bond, where $1000 is a surety bond and $500 is a percent bond. A licensed bondsman must post 10% of the surety bond amount, or $100. Any person, not necessarily a bondsman, must post 10% of the percent bond, or $50.