No one likes to think that someone they care for has lost their freedom and it’s natural to want to help get a friend or loved one out of jail.
Most people don’t realize that posting bail bonds involves more than just paying the bondsman’s fee. They will also need to complete a bail bonds application. When they sign the application forms, they’ll be taking full legal responsibility that the defendant will go to court as often as needed to finish their case. If the defendant skips bail, the signer could be liable to pay the defendant’s full initial bail amount to the county as a penalty.
If the defendant is unreliable, unemployed, has a drug problem, does not have ties to the area and is estranged from most friends or family, you most certainly don’t want to sign for their bail bonds. If you’ve only known them for a short period of time, you do not want to sign for their bail bonds.
For more information on the responsibilities you’ll take on when you sign a bail bonds contract, call our office now at 888-224-266.
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