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What is unsecured bail?

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Unsecured bail is a type of bond in which the defendant contracts to appear before the court on a specified date and promises to pay the bail amount later if he fails to appear, states US Legal. An unsecured bail is not protected by a lien on property or deposit.

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In an unsecured bail, the defendant is not required to offer the money up front. An unsecured bail differs from a secured bail in that in the latter case, the defendant must pay a specified amount of money or provide security of an equivalent value to secure release, according to Delaware Courts.

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