Bail Bonds

Description: Bail is obtaining the release from custody of a prisoner by depositing a security to guarantee the surrender of a prisoner to proper legal authorities at a given time. The security itself is termed bail or bail bond monies.

In Illinois, bail bonds must be obtained through the county or city rather than through any commercial situations. This state is a non commercial bail bonded state in that it does not allow for any commercial establishment to post bail for a criminal defendant. In this case, individuals must provide the funding for their bail through their own means or they are to be kept in jail until the case or trial has been completed. Illinois bail bonds laws do not allow for bail bondsmen to provide bail to these individuals.

According to the Champaign County website,
Q. Where would one go to collect reimbursement of Bail monies?
A. The Champaign County Circuit Clerk‘s Office, 1st floor Courthouse, 101 E. Main St., Urbana, IL 61801 or call them at (217) 384–3726.

Q. Where does one obtain information to bond someone out of jail?
A. The Champaign County Satellite Jail, 502 S. Lierman, Urbana, IL 61802-4581 or call (217) 384–1243.

Source: Jail Free Bail Bond
Champaign County website
Date Last Revisited: 2/07