Cash Bond: This is just what it says, cash and cash only. This is when someone MUST post the entire amount in US currency. Typically a cash bond is only required when a defendant has previously failed to appear, when they are being held because they failed to pay monies owed to the court, or if it is an exceptionally serious charge they are facing. Of course, any bond may be satisfied by paying the full amount in cash.
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A bondsman posts a surety bond. If the order requires a cash bond, it cannot be posted through a bondsman.
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You can not go through a bonds person and must post $2,500 in cash. It will be returned if you brother shows up for all of his court appearances.
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Yes, cash bond means that only cash can be used regardless of who pays it. This is not the kind of bond a professional bondsman uses. If your brother is in jail then he will qualify for the Public Defender. Have him write a "Kite" to the Judge asking to have the Public Defender appointed. Then, once you have a lawyer on board the lawyer can file a Motion to modify bond and address getting your brother out of jail.
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