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Marion County Bail Bond Codes

Jeff Downer  In Marion County, Indiana there a variety of bail bond types.  It is important to understand the nature of each bail bond type because each has its own rules about how much money is required and the procedures by which it is posted.

These bail bond types are frequently referred to by their computer code designations.  Find below list of bail bond types sorted by their codes and accompanied by an explanation of how to determine the amount to be paid and the procedures to be followed.

  • SR Bond –  The SR code designates a surety bond.   A surety bond requires the use  of a bail bondsman to post the bond.  The bondsman’s premium fee is 10% of the total bond amount set by the court.  If the bond is set at $10,000, the bondsman would be paid $1000 to post the bond.
  • CS Bond – The CS code designates a cash bond.  A cash bond would require that the entire amount of the bond set by the court be posted directly with the court clerk.  If the bond is set at $500 then then that amount must be paid.  Any person is eligible to post a cash bond.  Once the case is over the bond money will be returned less any fines and court fees that are deducted.
  • PR Bond – The PR code designates a percent bond.   A percent bond would require a payment of 10% of the total bond amount to be paid to the court clerk.  If the bond is $10,000 then the court clerk would need to be paid $1000.  Any person can post a percent bond. Once the case is over the bond money will be returned less any fines and court fees that are deducted.
  • XC Bond – The XC code designates a type of split bond.  XC bonds are a hybrid of a surety and a cash bond requiring a bond of each type to be posted.  How much that required to be paid can be confusing with an XC bond.   An $11,000 XC bond would require both $1,000 cash and $10,000 surety bonds to be posted making the total expenditure $2,000.
  • XR Bond – The XR code designates another type of split bond.  XR bonds are a hybrid of surety and percent bonds.  Again calculating the amount to be paid is confusing.  For example a $5,500 XR bond would require both a $5,000 percent bond and a $5,000 surety bond requiring a total expenditure of $1,000.

There are three other codes which are used instead of bond codes and designate release statuses that do not involve the use of bail bonds.  They are:

  • OR – OR means release on own recognizance.  It simply means that the defendant is to be released without the posting of a bond.
  • NB – NB indicates that the defendant is to be held without bond and is not eligible to be released.
  • CR – CR indicates a court ordered release due to no charges being filed or the case has been dismissed.
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Where to Post a Marion County Cash Bond

Jeff Downer  In Marion County, IN bail bonds are often required by the courts to be of the cash variety.  Cash bonds are commonly referred to as CS bonds and are paid directly to the court clerk.  The cash bond may be posted as a stand alone bond or as part of a split bond (known as XC or XR bonds) in conjunction with a surety bail bond posted by a bail bondsman.

The question then arises of where these cash bonds can be posted.  There are two locations where cash bonds are accepted.  These locations are the City-County Building in Room T-644 or at the Arrestee Processing Center (APC) at 752 East Market Street.

The City-County Building location is open week days during normal business hours while the APC court clerks is available on a 24/7 basis.  For accessibility and parking reasons I would suggest posting a cash bond at the APC.

Click here for phone numbers and directions for the court clerks office and the APC.

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XC Bail Bonds

Jeff Downer  A XC bond is a type of split bond utilized by the Marion County Indiana Superior Court system.  The XC bond is a hybrid composed of two distinct bail bond types:  surety and cash.

The surety portion of the XC bond is posted by a bail bondsman.  The bondsman charges 10% of the amount of the surety bond set by the court.  The cash bond portion posted is the entire amount as set by the court.

The nomenclature used in specifying how much a XC bond is confusing at best.  For example let’s look at a $11000 XC bond set by the court.  Most of of us would think the bond amount is $11,000 and the cost of posting the bond is $1,100.  We would be wrong.  What the court has ordered is a split bond of $1,000 cash and $10,000 surety (requiring a$1,000 payment to a bail bondsman) making the total cost $2,000.

The cash bond portion of the XC bond may be posted by anyone and must be paid tandem with the surety bond portion.

Even if the defendant attends all court appearances, The Marion County Superior courts usually retain all or a part of the cash bond for costs and/or fees related to the case.  Any remaining part of the cash bond deposit may then be refunded.   The premium paid to the bail bondsman, by law, may not refunded.

Both portions of the XC bond must be posted together at the same time and location, usually at the Arrestee Processing Center (APC).

As always if you have any questions please contact us.  Find below a map showing the location of the APC and the ability to produce printable directions.  Simply click on the red marker and input you starting location for the directions.

 

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