What Are The Different Types Of Bond In Utah?
Types of Bond in Salt Lake County
There are multiple types of bonds that may be set by judges in Utah. A few examples include:
- Own Recognizance (OR) Bond — The alleged offender is released only on the condition that he or she agrees to be present for his or her next court appearance. While no money is required for the release, a warrant for the alleged offender’s arrest can be issued if he or she fails to appear.
- Cash Bail — The alleged offender pays the bail amount with cash or a certified check. This amount can be refunded (minus any fines or courts costs) at the conclusion of the alleged offender’s case, but he or she forfeits the entire bail to the court if he or she fails to appear for a court date.
- Bail Bond — The alleged offender gets a bail bondsman or bonding company to guarantee the court that he or she will be present for his or her next court appearance. The alleged offender usually has to pay the bail bondsman or bonding company a non-refundable fee (often about 10 percent of the total bail) for this service, and the bail bondsman or bonding company is liable to the court for the full amount if the alleged offender does not appear in court.
- Property Bond — The alleged offender uses real property as collateral for his or her release. This usually requires the assistance of an attorney for the creation of the proper paperwork and is a rarely utilized or accepted form of bond.
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