What is bond?

When a person has received a traffic ticket or is arrested, they are required to post 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. 

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.

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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?