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You was charged with 4 accounts of simple battery with a

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You was charged with 4 accounts of simple battery with a object and bond was $85,000 and you used a bail bondsman to bond out and later you were found not guilty of the charges, is there away you can get your money back at all??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Estate Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 1 year ago.
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You need to read your bond agreement. Generally, in Louisiana, your bondsman's fee for putting up the bond is 10% of the total bond. So whether you are found not guilty or not, if they put up your bond, they are still entitled to their fee and that is part of your contract with them for them risking their money to bond you out. Had you put up the whole $85,000 yourself to the court, that would have been returned to you upon being found not guilty.