Cash bail is money deposited with the court to secure a defendants return. If a defendant misses court dates or other conditions of release, they will return to jail
Commercial Bail is a surety, held liable to ensure the defendant appear in court. If a defendant misses appearances, the bail bond company is responsible.
A Government funded pretrial release program holds little obligation to the defendants, with conditions of release vary depending on the type of crime. (No additional fees or surties are required).