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7 Things You Need to Know About Bail

If you or someone you know is arrested, you need to know what bail is. Essentially, you (or a friend or family member) will pay bail to secure your release from jail after arrest and booking. Bail is a tool the courts use to make sure you will appear at your court dates and stay in the area after your release. Until the case is over, you must abide by the bail's conditions. Here are some things you need to know about bail: