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Idaho Misdemeanor Criminal Rule 13. Bail Bond Schedule.

(a) Amount of bail. The amount of bail for misdemeanor traffic offenses and other criminal offenses shall be as set forth herein. Such bail schedules shall not govern when a person charged appears before a judge or magistrate, or the defendant's case is reviewed by a judge or magistrate, in which case such bail schedules are advisory only and bail may be raised, lowered or eliminated at the magistrate's discretion based upon the circumstances of that particular case. Any judge may also designate a bond schedule for offenses not listed below. 


(b) Bail bond schedule. Except as provided above, the bail bond required for specific alleged offenses pending arraignment or trial shall be as follows:

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(c) Method of posting bond. The bail bond required above under subsection (b) of this rule, or any other bail bond set by a judge, may be posted, and a receipt given therefore indicating thereon the time and place for appearance by the defendant, in any of the following manners: 


(1) Cash bail bond. By depositing an amount in cash equal to the bail bond. 


(2) Checks and money orders. By depositing a cashier's check, money order, or a personal check payable to the clerk of the court under such procedures as shall be established by the administrative district judge or where acceptance of the personal check has been approved by a magistrate or district judge. 


(3) Surety bail bond. By depositing, in lieu of cash, a bond or bond certificate which guarantees payment of the amount of the bail bond in the event the person charged fails to appear when required by the court. A fidelity, surety, guaranty, title or trust company authorized to do business in the state of Idaho and authorized to become and be accepted as sole surety on undertakings and bonds may execute the written undertakings provided for in these rules, which may be accepted by the person receiving the bond without prior approval by a judge unless otherwise  ordered by the administrative judge of the judicial district. 


(4) Property bail bond. By depositing a property bail bond of property owners for the amount of bail, as provided by law. (This method may beused only if a magistrate approves and accepts the bond.) 


(d) Bail for violation of municipal or county ordinances. Bail for the above described offenses defined by municipal or county ordinances which are similar to those described in this rule shall be in the same amounts as provided above.


(Adopted April 18, 1983, effective July 1, 1983; amended July 9, 1984, effective September 1, 1984; amended March 20, 1985, effective July 1, 1985; amended March 28, 1986, effective July 1, 1986; amended June 15, 18, 1987, effective July 1, 1987; amended March 30, 1988, effective July 1, 1988; amended April 12, 1988, effective July 1, 1988; amended March 27, 1989, effective July 1, 1989; amended March 23, 1990, effective July 1, 1990; amended March 20, 1991, effective July 1, 1991; amended April 15, 1991, effective July 1, 1991; amended September 16, 1991, effective January 1. 1992; amended March 26, 1992, effective July 1, 1992; amended February 10, 1993, effective July 1, 1993; amended April 21, 1993, effective July 1, 1993; amended March 30, 1994, effective July 1, 1994; amended April 19, 1995, effective July 1, 1995; amended April 3, 1996, effective July 1, 1996; amended February 26, 1997, effective July 1, 1997; amended April 10, 1997, effective July 1, 1997; amended March 18, 1998, effective July 1, 1998; amended December 30, 1998, effective January 1, 1999; amended March 9, 1999, effective July 1, 1999; amended June 7, 1999, effective July 1, 1999; amended March 28, 2000, effective July 1, 2000; amended June 7, 2000, effective July 1, 2000; amended April 13, 2001, effective July 1, 2001; amended March 5, 2002, effective July 1, 2002; amended April 22, 2004, effective July 1, 2004 amended July 19, 2005, effective September 1, 2005; amended April 26, 2007, effective July 1, 2007; amended February 10, 2009, effective February 1, 2009; repealed in entirety September 4, 2009, effective October 1, 2009, amended April 2, 2010, effective April 15, 2010; amended March 18, 2011, effective July 1, 2011; amended June 19, 2012, effective July 1, 2012; amended June 27, 2014, effective August 1, 2014; amended May 6, 2015, effective July 1, 2015; amended April 27, 2016, effective July 1, 2016; amended August 24, 2017, effective August 24, 2017.)

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Members of the
Idaho Supreme Court

Chief Justice Roger S. Burdick
Justice Joel D. Horton
Justice Robyn M. Brody
Justice G. Richard Bevan

Members of the
Idaho Court of Appeals

Chief Judge David W. Gratton
Judge Sergio A. Gutierrez
Judge Molly J. Huskey
Judge Jessica M. Lorello



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