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Understanding the Basics of Felony Surety Bonds for Bail: What You Need to Know


"Unlocking the Essentials of Felony Surety Bonds for Bail: Everything You Should Know"

Marion Superior Court Bail Schedule

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This Provisional Bail Schedule applies to all defendants arrested in Marion County. It does not apply to cases where a judicial officer has already issued a warrant with a predetermined bail.


(a) General Provisions

i. Individuals booked in on a Major Felony outright arrest are not permitted to post bond until the case has been submitted to the Initial Hearing Court for a probable cause determination and a Judicial Officer has set the bond.

ii. according to I.C. § 35-38-8-6.5, the court may not release a person on bail for at least twenty-four (24) hours from the time of the person’s arrest if the person is arrested for one (1) or more of the following offenses committed against a family or household member: (1) A crime of domestic violence (as described in I.C. § 35-31.5-2-78). (2) Battery (I.C. § 35-42-2-1). (3) Domestic battery (I.C. § 35-42-2-1.3). (4) Aggravated battery (I.C. § 35-42-2-1.5). (5) Strangulation (I.C. § 35-42-2-9). (6) Rape (I.C. § 35-42-4-1). (7) Sexual battery (I.C. § 35-42-4-8). (8) Invasion of privacy (I.C. § 35-46-1-15.1). (9) Criminal stalking (I.C. § 35-45-10-5). (10) Criminal recklessness (I.C. § 35-42-2-2). (11) Criminal confinement (I.C. § 35-42-3-3). (12) Burglary (I.C. § 35-43-2-1). (13) Residential Entry (I.C. § 35-43-2-1)

iii. Bail amounts set under this schedule shall be based upon the lead charge brought against the defendant. No bail amount set under this schedule shall exceed $200,000.

(b) Bail Amounts

Murder No Bail

Class A Felony - $50,000 Surety

Level 1 Felony - $50,000 Surety

Level 2 Felony - $50,000 Surety

Class B Felony - $20,000 Surety

Level 3 Felony - $20,000 Surety

Level 4 Felony - $20,000 Surety Class C Felony $7,500 Surety

Level 5 Felony - $7,500 Surety

Domestic Violence:

Class C Felony - $25,000 Surety

Level 5 Felony - $25,000 Surety

(c) Enhancements: The bail schedule amounts shall double for each of the following circumstances applying to the defendant:

1. The defendant is not a Marion County resident,

2. The crime alleged involves a deadly weapon or serious bodily injury,

3. The defendant has two or more alleged victims,

4. The defendant has two or more prior felony convictions,

5. The defendant has two or more failures to appear,

6. The defendant has ten or more prior arrests (not including public intoxication arrests). This category shall double for each additional ten arrests a defendant has.

7. The defendant has been arrested for an offense while on probation, parole, bond, or released on the person’s own recognizance for another offense.

NOTE: Enhancements do not pertain to class “C” felony or level 5 felony Domestic Violence offenses.

(d) Filed Cases. The Housing Court may alter the bond set and release provisions ordered from the Initial Hearing Court when the formal charges are filed.

(e) Child Molesting, Child Solicitation, and Sexually Violent Predator Cases No bail will be issued until the trial court has conducted a bail hearing for a person who is charged with Child Molesting (I.C. § 35-42-4-3) or Child Solicitation (I.C. § 35-42-4-6); No bail will be issued until the trial court has conducted a bail hearing for a person who has been determined to be a sexually violent predator defendant as defined in I.C. § 35-33-8-3.5. The Initial Hearing Court Judicial Officer shall set such cases for a bail hearing in the appropriate court no later than 48 hours after the person has been arrested or at the earliest possible setting if exigent circumstances prevent holding the hearing within 48 hours.


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