What is Bail? How Does Bail Work? Your Questions Answered

What is bail?
How Does Bail Work for Las Vegas Bail Bonds?
What is an indemnitor?
Who is the defendant?
What is premium?
What is collateral?
What is exoneration?


What is bail?

Bail is when you post money to get a person out of jail.

Every defendant is allowed to have a bail hearing if they were put in jail in Las Vegas, Clark County or Henderson. At the hearing, the court will determine whether the defendant is entitled to bail based on the severity of the crime, their flight risk, and whether the defendant is considered a danger to society.

If the defendant doesn’t show for court, they forfeit their bail and can’t get it back. So it’s basically like insurance to ensure they come to court.

How Does Bail Work for Las Vegas Bail Bonds?

Read How Does Bail Work at Anthony’s Bail Bonds for the answer to this question.

What is an indemnitor?

An indemnitor is the person signing for the defendant and guaranteeing that the defendant will go to court each and every time until the case is closed or the bond is exonerated.

Who is the defendant?

The defendant is the person in jail.

What is premium?

Premium is the fee that the indemnitor pays to purchase the bail bond. Since the premium is our fee, it is not something that is typically refundable.

What is collateral?

Collateral is something of value, often a title to a vehicle, a deed to a property, or even cash, pledged by the indemnitor or defendant to help secure the bond. The collateral can be returned once the bond is exonerated.

What is exoneration?

Exoneration is when the court releases the bond. This can occur when the case is closed or when the judge in the case decides to release the bond. A copy of the original bond is mailed by the court to our office. Once we receive the official copy of the exonerated bond, collateral can be released.