Does a bail bondsman have rights to keep posted bond if case is exonerated?

Asked on Thursday, Jan 24, 2013

My bail posting was at $20,000 and the bondsman charges me 10%. My was case dismissed. My question is, does the bondsman have the right to keep all of the $2000?

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C. Robert Brooks

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Thursday, Jan 24, 2013
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Sorry, but yes. That was his fee for posting the bond. Think of it as an insurance premium for an accident that didn't happen.