One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A person who charges a fee to criminal defendants in exchange for standing as surety for their bail.‘I sent the bail bondsman down to the jail to put up a $75,000 bail’
- ‘The way bail bonds work is you have to put up a percentage of the money, and the bail bondsman thus guarantees the full amount.’
- ‘I'm a licensed bail bondsman in the state of Virginia.’
- ‘Apart from local government offices and lawyers, the area is more notable for bail bondsmen, thrift shops and old houses.’
- ‘I could do a million things here, but they would all end up with me calling a bail bondsman.’
- ‘"Find me a bail bondsman in Palm Beach County."’
- ‘As bail bondsmen know, just about everyone has some money that they can fork over to free themselves from a tight spot.’
- ‘The Lakers never needed a bail bondsman to get him out of jail at 3 in the morning.’
- ‘If it weren't for the bail bondsmen, you'd have prison overcrowding, and who takes care of that but the taxpayer.’
- ‘There is a bail bondsman out in San Diego who has stated that he has put $50,000 in a trust account for the case.’
- ‘Advertisements for pawn shops, bail bondsmen and flea markets confirm a crisis.’
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