n. an order of a court in a criminal situation permitting an accused defendant is freed pending test if he/she posts bail (deposits either money or a bond) in an amount set because of the judge. In theory the publishing of bail is intended to make sure the look of the defendant in court whenever required. In small routine cases (e.g. petty theft or drunk driving) a judge automatically sets bail according to an interest rate schedule which can be acquired and put up quickly. Usually bail is placed at the first courtroom appearance (arraignment). Even though U.S. Constitution ensures the ability to bail, in extreme situations (murder, treason, mayhem) the judge isn't needed to acknowledge a prisoner to bail of any quantity as a result of probability of the defendent fleeing the region, or causing further damage. Bail bondsmen are often available near bigger courthouses and jails, charge 10 percent for the number of the court-required relationship, and frequently demand security the quantity published. If defendant does not appear in judge or flees ("jumps bail"), the defendant might have to give-up his/her deposit (bail). If the case is determined, the bail is "exonerated" (introduced) and returned to the bail bond business or even to whoever put up the bucks. If a bail bondsman features justification to think their customer is wanting to flee he might bring him/her in to prison, revoke the relationship, and surrender the customer.
The order of a reliable judge or magistrate that any particular one accused of criminal activity be discharged from actual custody upon the taking of bail. Comp. Laws Nev. 1900,
Evarts to prosecute Jefferson Davis, whose admission to bail he counselled.