How Long Do You Stay in Jail if You Can’t Make Bail?

How Long Do You Stay in Jail if You Can't Make Bail?
Bail is set as a financial incentive to ensure a person charged with a crime attends all of their court dates if they're let out of custody. When someone pays bail to the court clerk, it's held until the defendant's case comes to a close - regardless of whether they're found guilty or not. After that, the money (minus any relevant court fees) is returned by the courts. In some cases, a person who is unable to afford bail might have to remain in custody until their court case is resolved. If b...
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