What’s the price of freedom? For As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis, it’s $160,000. According to court documents, that’s what he paid to be released from the Vista Detention Facility in Vista, CA last week after posting bail. While his bail had been set at $2 million, he was unable to afford that, so he turned to All-Pro Bail Bonds, who fronted the money.
Lambgoat explains the way the bail works: Bail agents usually accept 10% of the bail amount in return for guaranteeing that the person arrested will show up at all hearings. If the person doesn’t show up, then the bail company pays the full amount to the court. Apparently, Lambesis was given a 20% discount, which resulted in an 8% fee, or $160,000. Lambesis will not get that money back under any circumstances, so even if he’s found innocent, he’s out a ton of dough.