Difference Between Bail And Bond Words Used In Court

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Bail is a court order that requires a suspect to deposit money with the court in exchange for their freedom. Also there are three types of bail.

1. Pre-trial Bail: This is given to an accussed person before trial.

2. Bail Pending Appeal: This kind of Bail is given to a person who has already been sentenced while waiting for the hearing of an appeal.

3. Anticipatory Bail: This is given to a person pending their arrest. This happens when the accused demonstrates that their right to liberty can compromised by any arm of the state that is supposed to protect him/her. 

Bond is when the court asks the accused to deposit a surety or security for the release instead of paying cash. These Security can be in forms of: Share certificates, Car logbok, Salary payslips, Land title deeds.

A person released on Cash Bail or Bond attends all court sessions and the amount is refunded upon the completion of the case. Bonds and Bails are charged according to economic background of the accused to determine how much they can raise. Under the Current Constitution, all offences are Bailable unless when the freedom of Movement of the accused is limited due to reasons that can be explained by the Court.

Free bond is where your case documents are forwarded to probation office for a probation report. They will come to where you live or working place. If the report certisfy them they return it to court read and being released upon not paying anything.

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