Released on recognizance – Known as ROR, the defendant only has to sign a contract agreeing to show up for all court appearances. The judge makes this decision based on the report from the Pretrial Services officer.
Cash bond – If the defendant has enough cash to pay for the full amount of the bail, a cash bond is perhaps the quickest way to get out of jail after an arrest. Cash bonds are generally only used for misdemeanors, in part because the bail is lower.
Surety Bond A surety bond is a signature bond. The person must be approved by the court and stated on the bond decision. You must get a copy of their drivers licence.
Partially secured bond – One option for the judge to encourage the defendant to show up in court is to request a certain percentage of the bond in cash. The money is paid directly to the court and is returned, minus fees, if the defendant follows all bail conditions. An example would be a $20,000 bail that would require a 10 percent cash payment or $2,000 to the court. A co-signor who is 18 or older also can make this payment on behalf of the defendant.
Unsecured bond – The judge sets a bond amount but the defendant is not required to pay the money before being released from jail. The difference between an unsecured bond and an ROR is that a defendant who doesn’t show up for all court appearances must pay the unsecured bond amount. A defendant who skips bail after an ROR release owes no money to the court.
Property bond – This option is not used often. The process is fairly lengthy and requires that the property be located somewhere in Kentucky. The defendant, or someone on behalf of the defendant, must prove ownership of the property and establish an equity value that is at least twice the amount of the bail. The court records a lien on the property.
Bond Decision is the Bond amount decided upon by either pre-trial or the judge. Pertaining to bond amount, bond conditions and court date
Waived to Child Support This form must be filled out and signed by person posting bond when the bond conditions states forfeit to child support
Bail Credit 100.00 per day applied to the total bond amount, approved by the judge. A bail credit form must be filled out when bonding out, prior to release
Jail Credit 50.00 per day applied to the total bond amount. Approved by the judge. This is the only form to fill out. A bond isn’t required
Bond Conditions - The stipulations required for release