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If you find yourself needing to sign a bail bond contract, here is an overview of what is involved in the bail bond contract and what you agree to when you sign on the line.
A bondsman’s purpose is to provide their client with a secure and legitimate release from the jail in which they are being held, until their scheduled court date. This enables the defendant to be able to go about their lives in a normal manner until the case against them is resolved.
When signing a bail bond contract with a bail bondsman, you are acknowledging and taking responsibility for certain matters, including:
- Being responsible for the “bail bond premium” the fee of the bail bond rate (10% in the state of California). This money is fully earned by the bondsman when the bond is provided to the jail or court and the defendant is released. That means Read more »
Many people are quickly put in the position to help a friend, family member or loved one who has been arrested. With all the anxiety and quick timing wrapped around the bail process, many don’t take the time to actually “process” exactly what they are taking responsibility for when signing for a bail bond.
When signing a bail bond contract, you (the indemnitor) will take on the following responsibilities:
- The first and foremost responsibility is that you (the indemnitor), along with the bail agency, will make sure the defendant returns to every one of their court dates without fail.
- For some reason, should the defendant fail Read more »