Upper Sandusky Municipal Court
Judge James M. Ruhlen
Jane Frey, Clerk
A bond is usually an amount of money that a defendant must post to be released from jail to ensure the appearance of the defendant in Court. Most offenses have a set bond amount, although in some cases, bond will not be set until the defendant appears before a Judge. There are several types of bonds that may be posted along with conditions imposed by a Judge..
Bonds may be posted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at the following locations:
Types of Bonds
|Cash (100%)||The full amount of the bond is posted. Bond may be paid in cash, money order, Visa or Mastercard. Bond will be held until the case has concluded or until released by a Judge. Any fines and costs due the Court will be paid prior to any balance of bond being returned. All bonds are posted in the defendants name.|
|Surety or Corporate||Bond is posted with a licensed bondsman or bonding agency for a fee. The Court does not receive this money, and it will not be returned to the defendant.|
|Secured Appearance (10%)||Ten percent of the amount of the total bond is posted. At the completion of the case, 90% of the bond will be returned to the defendant.|
|O.R. - Own Recognizance||The defendant will sign a form stating that he/she will appear at all times required by the Court until the case is completed. Failing to appear is punishable by a $1000.00 fine and/or 6 months in jail, regardless of the outcome of the original charge.|
All bonds are subject to orders and conditions of the court and may be revoked or amended by the court.
Money deposited as bond may be applied to fines and costs due and owing by the defendant.