History of Bail
Bail in the United States grew out of the English legal tradition granting the accused the ability to offer property or monies to the court in order to secure temporary freedom while pending trial for their crime. Bail became more and more expensive as the years went by in order to cover the expenses of the court because the legal system became so complicated.
Furthermore, many people without benefit of proper legal representation did not understand the complexities of bail or and did not fully comprehend how to regain their freedom, and many people who could have been freed from custody instead sat in jail far longer than they needed to. With this issue in mind, the United States government passed the Bail Reform Act of 1966. This legislation clarified many areas of the bail system, including what conditions require bail, who can receive bail, and how much the bail should be in relation to the crime. This act was revised in 1984 to be even more comprehensive and provide more protections for people accused of crimes.
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UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT
Taylor v. Taintor, 83 U.S. 366 (1872)
When bail is given, the principal is regarded as delivered to the custody of his sureties. Their dominion is a continuance of the original imprisonment. Whenever they choose to do so, they may seize him and deliver him up in their discharge; and if that cannot be done at once, they may imprison him until it can be done. They may exercise their rights in person or by agent. They may pursue him into another State; may arrest him on the Sabbath; and if necessary, may break and enter his house for that purpose. The seizure is not made by virtue of new process. None is needed. It is likened to the re-arrest by the sheriff of an escaping prisoner. In 6 Modern it is said: "The bail shall have their principal on a string, and may pull the string whenever they please, and render him in their discharge." The rights of the bail in civil and criminal cases are the same. They may doubtless permit him to go beyond the limits of the State within which he is to answer, but it is unwise and imprudent to do so; and if any evil ensue, they must bear the burden of the consequences, and cannot cast them upon the oblige.
Indiana Law 27-10-2-5
(Abbreviated) Surety can arrest and surrender defendant without return of premium for, changing ones address without notifying us, concealing one's self, leaving the jurisdiction of the court without permission of the bail agent, or violating defendant's obligation to the court.
Federal statute provides that anyone released on bond who willfully fails to appear as required shall incur a forfeiture of any security given or pledged for his release. In addition, if he was released in connection with a charge of felony, he shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or both. If he was released in connection with a charge of misdemeanor, he shall be fined not more than the maximum provided for such misdemeanor or imprisoned for not more than 1 year, or both.