What Does the Term Undertaking Mean in Terms of Bail?
An undertaking is another type of allowed bail security. It is when the allowed bail consists of an adequate court taking and undertaking of appropriate security for the guaranteed appearance of a defendant on agreed upon terms.
If the defendant does not appear in court on the required dates the surety or bail bondsman will be expected to pay the sum that has been agreed upon by the state.
Frequently there are corporate sureties who are used and the court will generally approve of an allowed surety insurer’s bail bond given power of attorney in the case where the insurer’s legally licensed bondsman is issued with the insurer’s name by authorized personnel.
Do You Still Have Questions?
If you still have questions that’s understandable. Bailing a loved one out of jail can be confusing and cause anxiety. There are a lot of risks that go into appropriating collateral or paying a large sum of money to bail someone out without any guarantee that the defendant will appear in court.
Cagle Bail Bonds understands the risk you are considering taking and is always here to answer any questions you may have about how the process of posting bail works and what risk factors are involved.