A bond may be ordered in a case to ensure the appearance of a defendant in court. Conditions to a bond may be ordered by a Judge (limiting contact with a victim, for example).
Bonds may be posted at the Multi County Correctional Center or at Marion Municipal Court. You may contact the Multi County Correctional Center at 740-387-7434, and Marion Municipal Court at 740-387-0843.
In some instances, bonds are not set until the defendant has had his/her initial appearance before the Judge.
Types of Bonds
|Surety or Corporate||Bond is posted with a bondsman or bonding agency for a fee. The Court does not receive this money, and it will not be returned to the defendant.|
|Cash||The full amount of the bond is paid. If the bond is for non-payment of fines and court costs, after the bond has been posted, no further appearance in Court required. Otherwise, after the completion of the case, the full amount of a cash bond will be returned to the depositor.|
|Secured Appearance/10%||Ten percent of the amount of the bond is posted. Ninety percent of the deposit shall be returned to depositor upon performance of the conditions of the bond.|
|O.R. - Own Recognizance||The defendant signs a form stating that he/she will appear at all times required by the Court until the case is finished.|
ALL OF THE ABOVE BONDS ARE SUBJECT TO ADDITIONAL ORDERS AND CONDITIONS OF THE COURT, AND UPON A HEARING, BONDS MAY BE REVOKED OR AMENDED BY THE COURT.
Money deposited as bond may be applied to fines and costs due and owing by the defendant or the depositor.
How to Get Your Bond Back
If you posted a cash or 10% bond for yourself or someone else, and the case is finished, the bond may be released from the Clerk's Office at Marion Municipal Court. You will need to bring a picture ID.
If you have any questions about bonds, please contact the Clerk's Office at 740-387-0843.