Bail bond premiums are not refundable. These are considered payment for the bail bond agent's services.
What is a co-signer/guarantor?
A co-signer is a person who arranges bail for another person. This individual pledges to post bond on behalf of the agent should the defendant fail to appear in court. Similarly, a co-signer will provide payment for the bail bondsman if the defendant does not do so.
How is bail determined?
Bail is set by a judge and determined by the crime in question, the defendant's criminal history, how likely that person will or won't show up to court, and other factors.
What are the main types of collateral accepted by bondsmen?
Collateral options include but are not limited to:
Do customers get their money back after a case is over?
After a case is over, the bond is returned to the entity who posted it -- the bail bond agent or the defendant. Premiums paid to bail bondsmen generally are not returned.