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if a "bail" is paid by a person on "personal recogizance rather

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if a "bail" is paid by a person on "personal recogizance' rather tha using a bail bonds office - as the peron is nor "on probation"..is the bail refundable should the accused appear as scheduled?
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Usually, when a person is released on personal recognizance, there is no cash amount paid to the court. Therefore, there is nothing to return after the last court appearance.
Where a cash bail amount is set, and the accused puts down cash instead of using a bail bondsman, yes, that is fully refundable. What happens is, when you use a bondsman, the court refunds 100% of the bond, but the part that the accused put down is kept as the bondsman's fee. With no bondsman, that fee is eliminated, and 100% of the bail is returned as long as the person appears at all hearings.
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

this is how i understood the "process" and i fully appreciate your validation of my, however sketchy, the process should work..thank you!!!

You're welcome. Your understanding was correct. Have a good evening.