What is a Suspicious Bail?

The concept of bail is surprisingly simple. After you’ve been arrested, you learn how much money, or bail, is required for you to be released. Once your case is closed, you’ll get that bail money back.

In theory, any money is perfect for bail, right?


Tennessee has something that they call suspicious bail. This doesn’t refer to forged or counterfeit money, but rather money that is suspected to have been obtained via criminal activity. A perfect example of this is money that was obtained during a burglary and that is then used to post your bail.

Suspicious bail can cause all sorts of problems for you. It’s possible that it can even result in additional charges being filed against you, which in turn would increase the amount of bail you require.

If someone believes that the money being used to post your bail was obtained via a felony, they will immediately order that your release be halted. Once this happens, a quick hearing is put together where the matter of where the money came from is discussed. During this suspicious bail hearing, the burden of proof is on you. You’ll have to explain where the money came from and why it’s being used to post your bail.

If you have a history of criminal activity, it might be in your best interest to abandon the idea of posting your own bail. Instead, you should contact A1 Bail Bonds. Yes, we’ll charge a 10% fee, but when we write a bail bond, everyone involved in the justice department will know that it’s an honest business transaction and won’t question where the money came from. Contacting us rather than trying to pay with a suspicious bail will get you released from jail quicker and with a great deal less hassle.

Free consultations are available from A1 Bail Bonds 24/7. We’re always available, even during major holidays. When you decide to use our services, you will enjoy a service that’s both fast and reliable.

The sooner you call 865-364-1188, the sooner we can write your bail bond and get you released from jail.