Can I get bail money back if the Sheriff's send notice that I was detained, not arrested? 19 Answers as of October 15, 2012Get bail money back if sheriff's send notice that I was detained, not arrested. Court declined case in interest. Can I get bail money back if the Sheriff's send notice that I was detained, not arrested. Court already declined case in interest of justice. However, I paid a bondsman of $5,000 already.
Lacy Fields, Attorney at Law, LLC | Lacy Fields
If you had posted bail, you would get your money back. However, you did not post bail. The bondsman posted your bail. He got his money back. The money you paid him was a fee for his services. Always remember that any money you pay a bondsman, you will never get it back, and you will never be able to use it for an attorney or fines or restitution. On the other hand if you use the money to hire an attorney, the attorney can usually get your bond lowered to a much lower amount. Then if you post that amount yourself, the money stays on your "books" and you can use it later.
Answer Applies to: Missouri
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
It would be rare for a private bondsman to refund any money.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Law Office of Joe Dane | Joe Dane
Sorry, but the money you paid to the bonds company was for them to issue the bond. They did what you contracted them to do - post a bond and get you out. Even though the charges were never filed, you still made a deal with the bonds company. It's separate from what happens in court.
Answer Applies to: California
Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
I believe you should get bail money back because even if they had prosecuted the case, you or whoever posts bail would get the money back provided you did not miss any court appearances. You should hire an attorney to help get the bail money back.
Answer Applies to: New York