When released on your own recognizance you basically pay nothing and promise to return to court for all of your hearings
Typically, a percentage of the bond is paid to the bail bond company as a fee, which in turn they post an insurance certificate (bond) to the courts promising that you will return for trial or sentencing. This fee can be as high as 20% of the bond amount.
Cash Bail and how they work You, the accused, or the accused family or friends. But, someone must post the bond to the police department or the court