Bail

Find out what bail is, how it works, how it’s set, the bail process, bail types and conditions, and more.

The purpose of bail is to make sure that a person accused of a crime (a defendant) will come to court for proceedings related to their case after they’re released from jail or from being held at a police station. Bail isn’t a form of punishment, it’s a way of helping ensure that a defendant will appear in court at a later date.

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