Recognizance Vs. Bail Bonds

We all know what a bail bond involves. But, how many people know that different types of bonds exist? Other than the traditional bail bond, another kind includes the recognizance bond. This type of bond involves letting the prisoner free, without any initial payment, provided he agrees the pay the full bond amount if he misses his court date.

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While certain circumstances make recognizance bonds necessary, the deal doesn’t always end up as good as it sounds. First of all, people released on recognizance bonds tend to skip out on their court date much more often than those on traditional bail bonds. Also, they take liability for their full bail amount should they miss a court date, even if it happens on accident; this doesn’t happen with a surety bond, as it would take care of the expense provided the defendant hadn’t skipped town. On top of all this, recognizance bonds come with many more stipulations, similar to probation.

For most people, surety bonds prove the best and most reliable option. If you or a loved one find yourself in need of this type of bond, All American Bail Bond Agency can help. To learn more, just call our bondsmen at (855) 264-2245.