surety bond


Definition of surety bond 

: a bond guaranteeing performance of a contract or obligation

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People who can’t afford bail often turn to an agency that can deposit a surety bond with the court on the defendant’s behalf in return for a nonrefundable fee. Jason L. Riley, WSJ, "Bipartisanship on Bail," 25 Sep. 2018 She was arraigned Friday in 41-B District Court in Clinton Township, where she was given a $20,000 cash surety bond. Christina Hall, Detroit Free Press, "Woman angry over order bites off part of restaurant owner's ear," 29 June 2018 The company offers commercial and personal insurance as well as surety bonds, all through independent agents. Paul Gores, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "American Family Insurance announces merger plan with Main Street America Group," 4 May 2018 Johnson is now out of jail on a $100,000 surety bond in the new case, but Hamilton County prosecutors are seeking to have that revoked. Dwight Adams, Indianapolis Star, "Man faces 2nd child molestation charge in Carmel in less than a year," 19 Apr. 2018 Read more: At his arraignment, Traylor was given a $100,000 cash or surety bond, according to police. Ann Zaniewski, Detroit Free Press, "Suspect charged with shooting at police officers removes tether," 25 May 2018 He was granted a $50,000 personal surety bond, co-signed by his wife. Charles Rabin And Jay Weaver, miamiherald, "Ex-police chief, 2 officers framed teen for burglaries in tiny Miami town, feds say," 11 June 2018 O’Connell was given a $5,000 non-surety bond and has a court date at Superior Court in Manchester on June 20. Peter Marteka, Courant Community, "Glastonbury Man Arrested For Breach Of Peace," 4 June 2018 His lawyer, Abe Mashni, said Walker would be released from jail later Tuesday on a $1,000 surety bond. Justin Sayers, The Courier-Journal, "Kentucky football safety Marcus Walker arrested, faces drug charges," 24 May 2018

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1911, in the meaning defined above

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