I cosigned for my friend’s boyfriend’s bail bonds last month. They’ve since broken up and I’m pretty sure he’s moved back to Las Vegas. I’m worried because I don’t think he has any intention of coming back to Los Angeles to go to court. What happens if someone skips bail?
When someone fails to appear in court, or “skips bail,” the judge will issue a bench warrant for their immediate arrest. The court will also give the bail bondsman and the person who cosigned on the bail bond a set period of time to get the defendant back into the system. If they fail, the bondsman, and ultimately, the person who cosigned for the bail bonds, will be on the hook to pay the defendant’s full bail amount to the court as a penalty.
This is one of the reasons we advise our clients that they should never cosign on Los Angeles bail bonds for someone they don’t really know. If you’re concerned that your friend’s ex-boyfriend is going to skip bail, you’ll want to contact the Los Angeles bondsman that helped you post his bond ASAP.
For more information on what happens when someone skips bail call our office now at 888-224-5266 to speak directly with a bondsman in Los Angeles.
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