Posting A Bond

Why does one person get out of jail on an I-bond (paying no money), one person has to pay a bond to get out of jail, and another person is not allowed to post bond at all and has to stay in jail?

A person gets out of jail on an I-bond if it is determined the person does not pose a danger to any person or the community and it is expected that the person is not a “flight risk”, which means the person will not leave town, but instead (s)he will show up for court.

A person has to pay a bond if there is a risk the person will not appear for court or will be a danger to a person or the community.

Finally, a person may stay in jail before trial if that person is considered a danger to a person/the community OR the person is considered a “flight risk”. There is fear that the person may commit another crime.

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