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									                                              W hat You Need to Know                        by t he Def endant t o appear as required and/or
                                                       About                                v iolat ing any condit ion of release m ay result in
                                                                                            t he bail being rev oked. The J udge m ay t hen
                                                     BAIL BONDS                             declare any propert y (including t he f ull am ount
                                                                                            of a cash bond) t o be f orf eit ed t o t he Unit ed
                                  This pam phlet cont ains inf orm at ion y ou should       St at es.
 What You Need To Know            know about t he responsibilit ies and condit ions
        About...                  of post ing bail f or a crim inal def endant as           TYPES OF BAIL BONDS
                                  ordered by a f ederal jud ge, and det ails t he
                                  policies and procedures on t he handling of bail          Cash Bonds
                                  bonds.                                                    Cash bonds should be t endered t o t he cash ier
                                                                                            locat ed in t he Dist rict Court Clerk’ s Of f ice. The

   BAIL BONDS                     W HAT IS A BAIL BOND?                                     t erm “ cash” bail includes cert if ied checks,
                                                                                            cashier’ s checks or m oney orders. The Court
                                  Bail is securit y giv en f or t he release of a           suggest s av oiding t he deposit of cash m oney in
                                  crim inal def endant o r w it ness f rom legal            order t o prom ot e proper securit y m easures.
       Posted In The              cust ody (usually in t he f orm of m oney ) t o           Please not e t hat cash is an accept able f orm of
                                  secure his/her appearance on t he day (s) and             pay m ent in Buf f alo; ho w ev er cash bail is no
                                  t im e(s) set by t he Court .                             longer accept ed at t he Rochest er Court house.

    U.S. District Court           Bonds m ay be ordered t o be post ed in t he f orm
Western District of New York      of cash, signat ure, secured bond t hrough a              A ll bail bonds w ill be rec eipt ed by t he cashier in
                                  suret y com pany , p ropert y , or com binat ion of       t he nam e of t he Suret y o nly , as indicat ed on
                                  f orm s. A ll bonds m ust be ordered by t he Court        t he A ppearance Bond. The original receipt
                                  bef ore accept an c e b y t he Clerk’ s Of f ice. In      should be m aint ained in a saf e place, as it w ill
                                  crim inal m at t ers, t his Order is done t hrough an     need t o be surrendered t o t he Clerk’ s Of f ice
                                  A ppearance Bond.                                         upon ref und.

                                  W HO CAN POST A BAIL BOND?                                The cashier w ill ensure t hat all suret ies post ing
                                                                                            m onies in crim inal m at t ers, regardless of t he
                                  A t a f orm al bail hearing, t he presiding J udge        am ount , com plet e and sign t he appropriat e t ax
                                  w ill hear inf orm at ion relev ant t o considerat ions   f orm cert if y ing t heir t ax ident if icat ion num ber
                                  f or f ix ing bail. If a secured bond or suret y bond     (IRS Form W -9 ) or cert if icat ion of t heir f oreign
                                  is being c onsidered, of f icial inquiries w ill be       st at us (IRS Form W -8 BEN).
                                  m ade about t he indiv idual’ s f inancial resourc es
          Office of the Clerk     and, if appropriat e, t he sources of any propert y       The Court is required t o report t o t he Int ernal
        304 U.S. Courthouse       (including cash) t o be of f ered as collat eral.         Rev enue Serv ice any cash bail in ex cess of
            68 Court Street                                                                 $ 1 0 ,0 0 0 f or specif ied crim inal charges. The
   Buffalo, New York 14202-3498   The indiv idual(s) w ho is ult im at ely f ound by t he   Suret y w ill be required t o prov ide t he necessary
                                  Court t o be a solv ent suret y w ill n eed t o be        inf orm at ion t o t he Clerk’ s Of f ice in order t o be
          (716) 551-4211
                                  present at a bail hearing in order t o ex ecut e t he     in com pliance w it h IRS rulings under Form
                                  A ppearance Bond by signing it , along w it h t he        8300.
                                  Def endant , in t he presence of t he J udge. Bot h
                                  t he Suret y and t he Def endant are also inf orm ed
                                  of t heir obligat ions and responsibilit ies. Failure
Signature Bonds                                                 REFUND OR RELEASE OF BAIL BONDS                              The ref und of cash bail procedures m ay be
Signat ure bonds are ex ec ut ed w hen a                                                                                     com plet ed by m ail by sending t he appropriat e
def endant is released on t heir ow n personal                  A ny act ion necessary by t he Court t o release a           docum ent at ion t o t he Clerk’ s Of f ice at t he
recognizanc e, and is t heref ore unsec ured. Eac h             bond is p erf orm ed upon m ot ion or f iling w it h         f ollow ing address:
J udge’ s Court room Deput y is responsible f or                t he Court . A bond ref und or release is not
preparing and sc heduling a hearing in o rder t o               perf orm ed as a st andard procedure upon                             Unit ed St at es Dist rict Court
ex ecut e t he proper docum ent s. They m ust be                conclusion of a case. Specif ic act ion m ust be                      A t t n: Financial Depart m ent
cont ac t ed direc t ly t o det erm ine w hat t he              request ed by t he Def endant or int erest ed part y .                6 8 Court St reet , Room # 3 0 4
J udge’ s requirem ent s are.                                                                                                         Buf f alo, New York 1 4 2 0 2 -3 4 9 8
                                                                Cash Bonds
Corporate Surety Bonds                                          Cash bonds are only released upon Order of t he              In som e inst ances, t he cash bail deposit m ay be
Bail bondsm en used on f ederal bonds m ust                     Court . First , t he Suret y m ust not if y t he Clerk’ s    t ransf erred t o t he Treasury of t he Unit ed St at es
com ply w it h cert ain guidelines.               First , all   Of f ice t hat a ref und is being request ed. The            upon Court Order as pay m ent o f an im posed
suret ies used m ust be o n t he Depart m ent of                original U.S. Dist ric t Court receipt t hat w as            spec ial assessm ent , f ine and/or rest it ut ion
Treasury ’ s List ing of A pprov ed Suret ies                   issued upon deposit m ust be subm it t ed in order           pursuant t o 2 8 U. S. C. § 2 0 4 4 .
(Circular 5 7 0 ). This list ing is av ailable on t he          f or t he ref und process t o be init iat ed. If f or any
int ernet at                                                    reason t he original receipt w as lost or                    Signature Bonds
(ht t p://w w w .f m s.t reas.gov /c 5 7 0 /c 5 7 0 .ht m l).   m isplaced, please cont act t he Financial                   Signat ure bonds ex pire aut om at ically upon
                                                                Depart m ent of t he Clerk’ s Of f ice at (7 1 6 ) 3 3 2 -   sat isf act ion or com plet ion of t he t erm s set f ort h
The agent appoint ed by t he suret y com pany                   1 7 3 0 f or f urt her inst ruct ions.                       in t he bond (ie., t he def endant surrendering int o
m ust hav e a v alid pow er of at t orney f iled w it h                                                                      cust ody or bein g ex onerat ed).           No f urt her
t he Court . There is a $ 3 0 .0 0 f ee t o f ile a             Bond m onies m ay only be ret urned t o t he                 act ion is required.
pow er of at t orney w it h t he Court , how ev er t he         Suret y unless a not arized “ A ssignm ent of Bail”
pow er of at t orney is only v alid unt il rev oked by          has been f iled w it h t he Court . If no assignm ent        Corporate Surety Bonds
t he Suret y . A n at t orney preparing t o f ile a             w as f iled, t he Financial Depart m ent w ill v erif y      Suret y bonds norm ally ex pire aut om at ically
suret y bond w it h t he Court m ay c all t he Int ak e         t hat t he case has been concluded.              This        upon sat isf act ion or com plet ion of t he t erm s
Sect ion of t he Clerk’ s Of f ice at (7 1 6 ) 5 5 1 -          includes t he t im e allow ed f or any v olunt ary           set f ort h in t he bond (ie., t he def endant
4 2 1 1 t o v erif y com pliance bef ore f iling.               surrender by t he def endant t o a correct ional             surrendering int o cust ody or being ex onerat ed).
                                                                f acilit y , as w ell as t he ex t ension of t im e          If specif ic act ion is necessary t o t erm inat e t he
Property Bonds                                                  inv olv ed w it h any appeals process.          Once         suret y bond, t he Def endant should m ot ion t he
A propert y bond m ay be approv ed by t he J udge               v erif icat ion has been m ade, t he Financial               Court direc t ing t he ac t ion required t o t erm inat e
as collat eral t o secure a bond.           Post ing a          Depart m ent w ill prepare an Order request ing              t he bond. Upon Order f rom t he Court , t he
propert y bond is handled direc t ly by t he                    t he ref und of cash bail f or t he presiding                appropriat e act ion w ill be t aken.
J udge’ s Court room Deput y . Cert ain doc um ent s            J udge’ s signat ure.
m ust be present ed t o t he Court (ie., proof of                                                                            Property Bonds
o w nership,    propert y   v alu at io n ,   ex ist in g       Upon receipt of a signed Order f rom t he J udge,            Propert y bonds are m aint ained direct ly by t he
encum brances, et c .).       Theref ore, any one               t he Financial Depart m ent w ill draw a regist ry           U.S. A t t orney ’ s Of f ice. The A ssist ant U.S.
post ing a propert y bond should be sure t o                    check f or t he ref und as soon as t he business of          A t t orney assigned t o t he case should be
c h eck w it h t he presiding J u dge f or an y                 t he of f ice allow s. The check w ill t hen be giv en       cont act ed by t he propert y ow ner in o rder t o
addit ional requirem ent s w hich m ay v ary on an              or m ailed only t o t he pay ee of t he check unless         release t he bond. They m ay cont act t he U.S.
indiv idual case basis.                                         ot herw ise st at ed in t he Order.                          A t t orney ’ s Of f ice at (7 1 6 ) 8 4 3 -5 7 0 0 and
                                                                                                                             request a “ Release of Lien” f orm be ex ecut ed.

								
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