Oklahoma bail bondsmen do not return the premium they are paid even if the bond amount goes down after they have posted it at a certain amount. Why? Acting as a surety on someone else’s bail bond is an extremely risky business. When bondsman make themselves liable for a certain amount of money, the fee is earned by taking that risk. It does not matter if one day or one year has passed and the Defendant’s case is dismissed or plead out. Likewise, it makes no difference if the Defendant goes back to jail. At the end of the day, the premium charged by the bail bondsman is earned immediately upon assuming the liability of writing the bond.