Can I Be Charged for Storage of My Collateral?

Yes, but you can only be charged if the collateral was stored in a public storage facility. You are only liable for the actual storage fees charged to the bonding agent. The bonding agent is required to inform you of the storage fees you will be charged at the time the contract is negotiated. Remember, the agent must give you a receipt for the collateral.

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How Do I Get Collateral Back?

You must go to the court where the bond was posted and get a “bond release” or “certificate of discharge” which must be given to the bail bonding agent. The bonding agent then has a limited period of time to return your collateral.

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What Is Collateral?

Collateral is a deposit of money or property to protect the bail bonding agent from loss if the defendant fails to appear and the bond is forfeited. Collateral can come from the defendant, or from friends and family, who are known as “co-signers” or “indemnitors.” A written contract must be signed when the collateral is taken and the bail bonding agent must provide a receipt. The bail bonding agent has a right to use collateral to pay forfeitures and the expenses of apprehending and returning the defendant to custody.

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Can I Leave Colorado While I Am Out on Bail?

No, unless you receive permission from the court and the bonding agent. It depends on the terms of your bond set by the court and on your agreement with the bonding agent. You will probably need the court’s approval and a consent of surety.

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Has a Court Order Been Issued to Protect Victims and Witnesses?

Yes. There is an automatic “mandatory restraining order” that is in effect from when the defendant is advised of rights at arraignment to the final disposition of any appeal. The defendant is automatically restrained from harassing, molesting, intimidating, retaliating against, or tampering with any witness to or victim of the acts charged. Violation of this mandatory restraining order can result in separate criminal charges.

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