Cash Bail

Cash bail is pretty self-explanatory: It is bail that is paid in cash. You can pay any bail in cash as long as you have access to the money needed. Many corrections departments refuse to accept cash bail in any other form, while some will accept cashier’s checks and credit cards. It is important that you know before you go. While all bail can be paid in cash, there are some that can only be paid in cash. This is usually only done with severe crimes in which bail cannot be denied, but there is concern that the arrested individual is a flight risk. In these cases, the cost of bail is set high enough that paying it in cash is likely to be impossible.