How to recover money from a bond

If you have recently bailed from someone, you’re wondering when you’ll receive your money back. When I originally paid the deposit, you will be given two payment options: pay the fee directly to the court or use the services of a bail bondsman. When and how to get your money back will depend on the option you selected. So before you make illusions, you should know some facts about getting back the money from the deposit.


  1. Find out the status of the defendant’s case. In order to receive a refund of your money for bail, a person must be acquitted or the charges be withdrawn. If found guilty, the money from the deposit will be applied to the expenses of his court, which means you cannot recover your money.
  2. Check the payment of the deposit to see if you paid directly to the courts or if you used a bail bondsman. If you paid directly to the court, you will receive a full refund for the amount you paid. However, if you used a bail bondsman, chances are you only have had to pay between 10% and 20% of the total bail amount, a percentage that is the agent fees and is not refundable, so you will not receive a refund.

    Check with the court to know the exact date of the closure of the case. Once you have this information, you can determine when you will receive your money back.

  1. Make it known to court if your contact information has changed since bails. Your refund will be mailed, so it is important that the court has your correct address in their records.
  2. Wait two to six weeks for the court to issue a refund check. If you have not received refund within this time frame, contact the court to see if there are any problems.