Meskwaki Nation Tribal Court

307 Meskwaki Road Tama, IA 52339 • (641)484-9300 • fax (641) 484-2221
Answer: It is very important for a person posting bond money for a defendant to strictly note the notice On the bottom of the bail bond form. The notice states:

"I hereby acknowledge that I have posted bail for the defendant named above.  I further understand that the bail may be used to pay costs, attorney's fees, fines, or other purposes authorized by the court, and that if the defendant fails to comply with the conditions of this bail bond, that the court shall enter an order declaring the bail to be forfeited.  I also understand that once the case on which I posted bond has been concluded, any bond remaining may be used to satisfy fines, costs or fees owed by the defendant in other cases."

Bond Refund

Upon conclusion of the court case, the Clerk's Office will review the file for any possible refunds.  The Clerk will only process a bond refund after all other financial obligations are met. Bond refunds will be processed within 10-14 days of the court appearance. Checks will be mailed out to the last known address in the file. Updates to your address may be made with proper identification at the meskwaki nation tribal court Clerk’s office.
Question: When do I get my bond money back?

Bail or bond is an amount of money in cash or surety bond for the purpose of making sure that a person attends all required court appearances. Bond allows an arrested person (defendant) to be released from jail until his or her case is completed. 

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