Bail is some form of property deposited or pledged to a court to persuade it to release a suspect from jail. This happens with the understanding that the suspect will return for trial. If they do not return to trial they forfeit the bail. If you miss court and forfeit the bail you will possibly be brought up on charges of the crime of failure to appear. In some cases, bail money is returned. That will happen only at the end of the trial. And only if all court appearances are made. This is regardless of whether the person’s found guilty or not guilty of the crime accused.