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What is the difference between bail and bond?

Bail is the monetary amount set by a judge. A bond is what the bail bondsman puts up with the court to secure the release of the arrested person.

A bondsman puts up the full amount of a person's bail (the amount set by the judge) with the court for a 10% fee. In Florida, the 10% fee is regulated by the State Insurance Commissioner. Bonds are issued for drug crimes, immigration, DUIs, parole violation, disorderly conduct, failure to appear, probation violation, larceny, domestic violence, drug trafficking, and more alleged crimes.