For the legal savy folk... I was watching the news this evening in which I heard a story about a police detective that was indicted for possessing and distributing child pornography. I say this is a good thing but this is not the point of this thread, just the background to get me to the following question: The story went on to say that he and his attourney visited the judge today and he was released on a $10k "unsecured" bond. How does this work? I understand the term "unsecured" to mean not collected. If this is the case then what would happen if he decides to jump bail? Would he stop by the courthouse and hand them a check on his way to the airport to catch the next flight to Venezuala? You can see where this doesn't seem logical to me.