Can Your Bail Money Be Reclaimed if You’re Wrongfully Accused?

A wrongful accusation of a crime you did not commit is certainly mentally and emotionally traumatic, especially when a high price had to be paid for your bail bond. What happens if you are proven to be innocent? Can you receive the bail money back? Would you be allowed a refund? The answer to this, in short, is—it depends.

Can My Bail Money be Returned?

When you pay the whole bail bond amount in a cash form to the court, the money can be given back to you if the defendant goes to every required court date. When a defendant does not appear in court, the amount is forfeited and won’t be given back.

Your other choice is to utilize a Luzerne County bail bonds agent. This would mean that you would just need to pay a 10-15% premium of the original bail amount and the bondsman would post the … Read the rest