What is the difference between bail and bond?

Bail is a deposit of money to secure a defendant’s release. Bail is held by the court and may be forfeited if the defendant fails to make future court appearances, breaks the law, or violates conditions of release. 

Bond, also known as bail bond, is paid by a third party (often a bail bondsman) in a contractual agreement with the defendant when the defendant is unable to afford bail.

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