Bail is usually a monetary sum paid so you can get out of jail before you go to trial in a criminal case. It is a guarantee that you will show up in court when you are ordered to answer to the charges. In some Kentucky cases, you may be able to be released on your own word that you will return for your trial and obey all rules set by the court. According to the Kentucky Court Rules, almost all charges are eligible for bail.
This means that if you are arrested and jailed for a crime, you should be offered the chance to bail out once you go in front of a judge. The judge sets the amount of bail you are required to pay, which is usually based upon the crime you are being charged with and may be based in part on whether you are considered a risk if released. You do not have to file anything to request bail for most crimes.