Developed by the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Brooklyn Defender Services, and the Center For Urban Pedagogy, this pamphlet is a must read for anybody considering paying bail by utilizing a bail bondsman. It describes the non-refundable fees you will be subject to when hiring a bondsman. It also explains what money a bail bondsman is legally authorized to keep, and what they must return to you. If you do use a bail bondsman, make sure you obtain a copy of the written contract in writing, and make sure to get a receipt for any money you leave with them. If you have any questions about an interaction with a bail bondsman, please contact us directly.