In some cases an individual may obtain release from custody by means of posting a property bond with the court. Usually, the defendant or his/her immediate family will use the equity in their residence(s) to secure the release from jail. The equity in the property must be two to three times the bail amount. The court will record a lien on the property to secure the bail amount.
If the arrestee subsequently fails to appear at the scheduled court date, the court may institute foreclosure proceedings against the property to obtain the forfeited bail amount, and the property will be taken from the depositor(s) by the state.