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Common terms and phrases relating to bail

Various terms and phrases relating to bail bonds can understandably be confusing for someone unfamiliar with the administration of bail. We hope that the explanations below can provide a resource [...]

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Jail Release Options Part II: Cash Bail

A few counties in Minnesota have begun to offer a “cash bail” option, in addition to a “bail bond”, as a condition for defendants to get out of jail.  This cash bail option is typically 10% of [...]

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Jail Release Options Part 1

Over the next few weeks, pretrial release options will be reviewed. When a person is in jail, the court reviews each case and determines any conditions of release. If the charge is not serious [...]