About Bail in New York 

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The term “bail” is commonly used to describe a cash amount that has been set by a judge, to make sure that a person charged with a crime, called a “defendant,” will
come back to court. This amount must be paid before a person will be released from jail. Generally, the defendant will be given the option of either paying cash, or paying a
bail bondsman to put up the funds, called a “bond.” More on this below.

Fact Sheet – About Bail in New York

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