Different Types of Bond in Tennessee:
- Cash Bond (Is returned provided you show for all required court appearances)
- Property Bond (The property must be equal to 1.5 times the amount of bond set)
- Surety (Through a bail bondsman and requires ten percent of the bail by the individual who has been charged)
- Release on Recognizance (The court determines the individual charged is not likely to flee and no bond is necessary)
In Tennessee, if the bond set exceeds $75,000.00 and the individual charged has the ability to post the bond, he must also show the court how he was able to pay the bond and where the money came from.
How is bond determined?
Here are some factors in determining the bond amount in Tennessee:
- The seriousness of the charge;
- How long the individual charged has been a resident of the community;
- Employment history and financial status;
- Family ties in community;
- Reputation and character;
- Record of failing to appear in court, or lack thereof;
- Nature of offense and the likely sentence;
- Risk to community.