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Posting Bond

How do I post a money bond?

In order to ensure that a defendant returns to Court, the judge may order that a cash bond be posted.

The bond amount is paid to the Court and, if the defendant fails to appear, he may lose the money that he paid as bond.

Money bonds are posted in the Criminal Finance Office, which is located in Room 4003 (on the fourth floor, east wing) of the Moultrie Courthouse, 500 Indiana Avenue. Bonds may only be posted in the form of cash or money order. Personal checks are not accepted.

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Contact
Criminal Division

Presiding Judge: Hon. Marisa Demeo
Deputy Presiding Judge: Hon. Rainey Brandt
Director: William Agosto

Moultrie Courthouse
500 Indiana Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20001

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Hours of Operation

Mondays-Fridays:
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Criminal Finance Office: Mondays-Fridays: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
(All other hours, go to C-10 to arrange to post a bond – bond payments are accepted until C-10 adjourns for the day)

Arraignment Court (Courtroom C10)
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays:

1:00p.m.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
Citations are heard at 10:00 am and Lockups are heard at 1:00 pm
Holidays 11:00 am
Sundays closed

Telephone / Fax Numbers

Criminal Information
(202) 879-1373

Criminal Finance Office
(202) 879-1840
(202) 638-5352