Bail serves two purposes What are they?

Bails serve more purposes than two but the main two are:

  • Freedom of the offender; during a period of time before a criminal trial you're free to be among citizens.

  • Surety of return on the court date; when a judge orders a 5000 - 10% bond, an offender has to put up $500 with the courts to be freed. If they return to court as instructed, the $500 is returned back to them (minus a small processing fee). If the offender flees, a bench warrant is issued, and the bond is ordered forfeited (the courts now get to keep the $500).
Bails serve more purposes than two but the main two are:

  • Freedom of the offender; during a period of time before a criminal trial you're free to be among citizens.

  • Surety of return on the court date; when a judge orders a 5000 - 10% bond, an offender has to put up $500 with the courts to be freed. If they return to court as instructed, the $500 is returned back to them (minus a small processing fee). If the offender flees, a bench warrant is issued, and the bond is ordered forfeited (the courts now get to keep the $500).