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Personal Recognizance of the Accsued or an Unsecured Bail Bond

A personal recognizance bond is essentially a promise, by a person charged with a crime under Ohio law, that he or she will return to court and comply with any and all court orders. When a defendant is granted a personal recognizance bond, it is not necessary for any bond money to be posted in order for the accused to be released during the pendency of the case. In general, the accused signs the personal recognizance bond and is then released under whatever conditions of release the court may impose under Ohio law.

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Ten Percent Bail Bonds

A ten percent bond requires that ten percent of the amount of the bond be secured in cash. Thereafter, ninety percent of the deposit shall be returned upon compliance with all conditions of the bond. For instance, if an Ohio judge imposes a $25,000.00 ten percent bond, the accused would reuire the posting of $2,500.00 in order to be released pending the resolution of the criminal case.

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Surety Bonds

A surety bond is a bond secured by real estate or securities as allowed by law. Further, cash can be deposited under this provision in order to satisfy the conditions of the bond.

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Further Questions?

The foregoing is a basic overview of Ohio Rule of Criminal Procedure 46. As always, you should contact a criminal defense attorney to discuss the the types of Bail Bonds in Ohio in greater detail,