In Nevada, a standard bail schedule is followed, hence why your bail amount will fall within a certain range.
The amount of bail you can expect to pay in the state runs anywhere from $1,000 to $20,000, although you might have to pay more for very serious crimes.
You can post bail by paying the total bail amount in cash (this is called a cash bond), hiring a bail bond company to post bond for you, or posting a property bond.
PS To learn more about the purpose of bail, check out our article on the subject .
How Much Money Do You Get Back From Bail?
So, we’re sure you’re wondering, “How much money do you get back from bail in Nevada?”
The answer varies per situation. Let’s take a look:
- Cash Bail – If you pay your bail amount in cash, you will be refunded the full amount minus some court fees after your trial concludes….Of course, this only applies if you abide by all of the conditions of your release.
- Property Bond – If you post bail with a property bond, you will get your property back after your trial concludes. But again, this depends on whether or not you honor the conditions of your release.
- Bail Bond – If you cannot afford to pay bail yourself, you can contact a bail bond company in Nevada that will post bond on your behalf. You will need to pay a 15% non-refundable bail bond premium to secure their help. This premium applies to the total bail amount. In other words, if your bail amount is $1,000, then your bail bond premium will cost you $150.
Can Bail Be Forfeited?
Yes, it can. Quite easily, in fact.
If you do not follow the conditions of your release to the letter, the court may forfeit your bail and issue a warrant for your arrest.
Unfortunately, this means that you will both go back to jail AND not get your bail money back.
Further Reading About Bail
How does bail work in Nevada?
Here is how the bail bond process works in Nevada.
When you are arrested, you will be taken to jail, where you will be booked and held until your bail hearing.
At your bail hearing, the judge will set your bail amount based on the severity of your crime, your criminal history, and whether or not you are a flight risk.
What happens if you cannot pay bail?
If you cannot pay your bail amount, you may request to be released on OR (own recognizance).
The judge will look into your case, your criminal history, and the risks involved and decide whether it is appropriate for your situation.
Being released on OR means you are making an honor-based promise to the court that you will abide by the conditions of your release. Not everyone gets this privilege.
Typically, getting released on OR happens for minor offenses only.
What Are The Conditions of Bail In Nevada?
If you are granted bail, the court will set conditions you must follow to be released from jail.
These conditions may include things like obeying a curfew, staying away from certain people or places, reporting to a police officer on a regular basis, not traveling out of state, and more.
Lightning Bail Bonds Can Help You Get Released From Jail
We at All N One Bail Bonds, formerly Lightning Bail Bonds, can help you get out of jail quickly.
We also offer flexible payment plans designed to fit your budget.
You can call us at 702-333-2663 or fill out our online bail bond request form to get started. We are available 24/7.