Bail is money or other property that is deposited with the court to ensure that the person accused will return to court when he or she is required to do so. After the defendant has returned to court as required, the bail will be returned at the end of the case. The bail is returned even if the defendant is ultimately convicted. However, if the defendant does not return to court when required or violates their bail conditions, the bail will be forfeited to the court and will not be returned.