Bail is some form of property deposited or pledged to a court to persuade it to release a suspect from jail, on the understanding that the suspect will return for trial or forfeit the Bail (and possibly be brought up on charges of the crime of failure to appear).
In some cases, Bail money may be returned at the end of the trial, if all court appearances are made, regardless of whether the person is found guilty or not guilty of the crime accused.
The standard Bail in Hawaii is 10% of total. So if the bail is set at $50,000 you would have to come up with $5,000 to get released and we'll take care of the rest. Payment plans may be available in some cases.
The short answer is "no!" You are under absolutely no obligation to try to meet the Bail amount that the judge sets. However, please keep in mind that you or your loved one will be held at the Community Correctional Center until the trial is complete - which can take months.
That depends on two factors: the type of Bond you get and the outcome of the trial. Speak with our helpful staff about your options for Bail, whether it's a Cash Bond, a Transfer Bond, or a Surety Bond.