Cash bond: The full amount of bail posted by the defendant in cash.
Federal bond: A bond for cases that deal with federal offenses (like interstate crimes).
Immigration bond: A bond set for someone held by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (such as an immigration violation).
- Driver’s License
- Identification Card
- Social Security Card
- Pay Stub
General District Court (GDC) handles most traffic violations and misdemeanor cases. These cases are usually less-serious criminal cases and are punishable by up to a year in jail.
Circuit Court hears felony cases. These cases relate to more serious criminal matters like homicide, robbery and burglary.
Juvenile and Domestic Relations (J&DR) handles cases involving juveniles and family members. These cases include crimes committed against a minor child or household member.
For information bail bonds and terms you may come across during the bail bonding process in Virginia, read through our complete glossary of bail bonding terms.