What does a $10,000 bond mean?
If you have a $10,000 bond, you can pay this amount to be released from custody. The conditions of being out on bond require that you appear at a later court date and follow any parameters set by the judge. Breaking these conditions means the total sum posted for your bond will be forfeited, and you will be returned to custody.
When working with a bail bond agent, you only need to pay a percentage of your $10,000 bond, and they will pay the rest. You may also be required to provide collateral if the bondsman needs to cover their losses in the event you forfeit your bail.