Is Bail Money Refunded if The Person Dies?

Posted on December 18th, 2011 by Tonya Page
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Yahoo! Answers is a place where we answer bail related questions.  This answer was chosen as Best Answer by Voters.

Question:  If someone who is out on bail dies, does the person who bailed them out get their money back?

Answer:  If the defendant who is deceased used a bail bondsman, the fee that  was paid to the bondsman for release is nonrefundable. If monies are still owed to the bondsman due to a payment arrangement, then the bondsman would still need to be paid.

However, if cash bail was paid for the full bail amount to the court, the bail money will be refunded to the person who posted the bail, less any fees owed to the court.

 



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