In order for you to be out of jail after being charged with a crime, you will need to post the bail that is set by the court, and be free about as the proceedings will commence until the verdict is reached.
Bail is the required money or property that is set and accepted by the court to release a defendant from jail temporarily, and a bail bond is a sort of agreement made between the defendant or surety and the court for the defendant to comply with the court dates set otherwise the bail will be forfeited.
After the initial trial is done that will entail the next series of hearings, the court will usually set a high amount of bail this is to guarantee that the defendant will commit to appearing on court dates and not take lightly the charges and disappear.
Once the bail amount is given by the court, the defendant or the surety will then proceed to post bail, and as a form of confirmation of the bail being posted, a receipt will be given, and the defendant may then be released from jail, following the agreement set as agreed on the bond.
If it happens that the defendant fails to appear even just once on the designated court dates, a forfeiture hearing will be set and an arrest warrant be served, where the defendant is given the opportunity to explain his failure to attend the court date, and if also failure to appear in that forfeiture hearing, the bond will be kept by the court and arrest be served.
In most cases, especially for immediate bail need, defendants will secure the money from a bail bondsmen where they will have to produce a collateral for the amount and the bail bondsmen will get 10% from the bail amount as their profit in the process.
Some other form of securing bail money may include cash bond, signature bond, or property bond and all that have certain requirements and you will have to determine as to which is best suited for you and your needs according to your capacity as well.
A citation release is then processed once the bail is being posted accordingly, and you will have to ensure that all the agreement set forth are being met and that you comply with all the conditions according to the agreement on the bond.
Your decision to post bail is for you to do what is necessary for you to do outside of jail, you just have to be consistently diligent in meeting your side of the bargain to be in good standing.