Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions – Bond Information

1. Where can I post a bond?
2. Bonds with Electronic Monitoring
3. What is the bond on a specific defendant?
4. When can I get my bond refund?
5. How do I find out my bond refund amount?
6. To whom will the bond check be issued?
7. Who can pick up the bond refund check?
8. Since I used a credit card to post the bond, can my refund be credited to that same credit card?
9. Where can I cash my bond refund check?
10. How many ways can I post a bond?

 

1. Where can I post a bond?
For a criminal case, a bond can be posted with the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts at the Hamilton County Justice Center, Rm. 112, 24 hours a Day, 7 days a week.
For more information on where to post your bond, call (513) 946-6010.
2. Bonds with Electronic Monitoring
When the Court orders a bond be posted in conjunction with electronic monitoring, specific information is required by the Probation Department before a release can be made. The address with name and telephone number of the owner or the tenant of the property where the defendant will be staying is required. An alternative name and number would be helpful.
You may provide information to EMD by visiting their office between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM Monday – Friday. EMD is located in the back of 800 Broadway by Bedinger and Eggleston Ave. For additional information call EMD at (513) 946-9901.
3. What is the bond on a specific defendant?
Contact our office at (513) 946-6010.
4. When can I get my bond refund?
You must wait until the defendant has shown up for all scheduled appearances and all cases on the receipt have a final disposition (guilty with sentencing, dismissal, not guilty, or ignored by the grand jury), or if the surety is released from the case by an order of the Court. Checks will be issued within 14 days of disposition of all cases on the receipt. If the surety selected to have their refund check mailed, the check will be mailed one business day after issuance to the address given. If the surety requested to be notified for pick up, the notification will occur one business day after issuance. Notification will be either text or email, indicated by the surety. All bond refund checks will picked up from the Hamilton County Justice Center, Room 112, Monday through Friday 8 am to 8 pm
5. How do I find out my bond refund amount?
Generally the refund is 90% of the bond amount portion. The state fee is a separate amount and is only refunded if the case is dismissed, ignored by the Grand Jury, or the defendant is found not guilty.
6. To whom will the bond check be issued?
The bond refund check will always be made payable to the person that posted and signed the bond.
7 Who can pick up the bond refund check?
The bond refund check will be released only to the surety (person who posted and signed the bond) unless a bond authorization form is filed with the bond receipt. This form will allow a third party to receive the bond refund check made payable to the person who posted the bond.
8 Since I used a credit card to post the bond, can my refund be credited to that same credit card?
No, we are required to issue a check for all refunds.
9. Where can I cash my bond refund check?
You can cash the refund check at the bank where you normally do business.
10 How many ways can I post a bond?
Bonds can be posted in cash, credit card (Master Card, Discover, American Express, VISA) or with a certified/cashier’s check. Certified and cashier’s checks are accepted only during hours that they can be confirmed with the bank of issue.
In order to post a property bond, please review and fill out the Affidavit of Justification of suretyship
Bonds can be posted with licensed sureties (bail bondsmen) that are registered with the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts.
On all bonds, we require some form of proper identification, as well as additional money for state fees.