When a person is arrested and booked for any crime, they must have a first appearance or a bail hearing with a judge or magistrate of the court. Once the person arrested is admitted to jail and a bail amount is set, they may then post bail or hire a bail bondsman.
In the State of Michigan, the fee for writing a bail bond is ten percent (10%) of the bond amount. (a $1,000 Bond would be $100)
$1,000 x 10% = $100
In certain circumstances, depending on the bond amount and the charges, providing collateral to secure a bail bond may be necessary.
Once a defendant is released from actual custody on a bail bond, both the defendant and their cosigner(s) are financially responsible for the defendant's appearance in court.