What is bond?

When a person has received a traffic ticket or is arrested, they are required to post a bail or a bond. This is a surety that the person will come to court. For a traffic ticket, a person can post a $120 cash bond ($150 cash bond for more serious violations), or bail bond card. This will change on January 1, 2023. Bonds will be eliminated as a result of the bail reform act.  

The bond for misdemeanors is $150 and a judge must set the bond for felony charges. Some minor traffic offenses require no cash bond, but the violator must promise to appear in circuit court by signing the ticket. This will not be correct effective January 1, 2023.

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1. Are you currently hiring for the position of police officer and what are the qualifications needed to become a police officer?
2. What are your administrative business hours?
3. Will the Carbondale Police Department take my fingerprints for a job application or professional license?
4. Will the Carbondale Police Department provide extra patrols while I am away on vacation?
5. What is bond?
6. What is the difference between an ordinance violation and a criminal violation?
7. What is Court Supervision?
8. When should I call to report suspicious activity?
9. Does the Carbondale Police Department unlock vehicles for lockouts?
10. Can I pass a stopped school bus?
11. What is the administrative tow fee?
12. Once I pay my administrative tow fee, how do I retrieve my vehicle?
13. How can I request traffic crash reports?
14. How can I request other police records?