Provided by Bail Agent. A person can pay a nonrefundable fee to a bail agent to buy a bail bond that is backed by an insurance company. This fee is typically no more than 10 percent of the person’s bail amount. By providing the bond, the bail agent agrees to pay the full bail amount if the person does not appear in court as required. If this happens, the bail agent can seek repayment from the person.
Provided by Person to Court. A person can provide cash, property, or other items to the trial court that equals the amount of bail required for release. Usually it’s in the form of cash. This is generally returned if the person appears in court as required.