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Bail Bonds Glossary 

Below are some basic glossary and terms used in the court and bail bonding systems. Any Time Bail Bonds in Topeka, Kansas, will work with you to help you or your loved ones.


Arrest | The action of the police, or person acting under the law, to take a person into custody so that they may be forthcoming to answer for the commission of a crime.

Arrest Warrant | A warrant issued by a public officer that authorizes the arrest and detention of an individual.

Bail Bondsman | A bail bondsman is any person or company that will act as a study and pledge money or property as bail for the appearance of a criminal defendant in court.

Bounty Hunter | An individual who seeks out fugitives ("Hunting") for a monetary reward ("Bounty"), for apprehending by law, if such laws exist.

Cash Bond | Typically "cash only", where the defendant must provide the amount of the bail to the court.

Charge | In criminal law, the crime a person is accused of.

Collateral | A security or guarantee (usually an asset) pledged for the repayment of a loan if one cannot procure enough funds to repay.

Defendant | Any party who is required to answer the complaint of a plaintiff or pursuer in a civil lawsuit before a court, or any party has been formally charged or accused of violating a criminal statute.