One of the most common misconceptions about working with a bondsman in San Jose, California is that the fee will be refunded if the defendant goes to court. Some people think it will be returned if the case is dismissed or if a case is not filed. What they do not realize is that the fee that the bondsman charges is set according to state law. It is fully earned at the time the defendant is released from jail. It is also non refundable in part or in full, regardless as to what happens with the case.
If you opted for a monthly payment plan, you are obligated to continue to make payments until the balance is fully resolved. People who stop paying on a bail bonds payment plan run the risk of having their account turned over to collections. That could have a negative impact on your credit score.
The only time a person would have their bail money returned is if they posted “cash bail”. In this instance a person would need to post the defendant’s full bail amount, in cash, with the court or at the San Jose jail. As long as the defendant goes to court when they are supposed to that sum will be refunded less administrative fees, to whomever posted it, once the case is over. Many people do not have immediate access to such large sums of money. This is why most people chose to hire a bondsman.
If you need help getting someone out of the San Jose jail fast call 408-899-5755 now to speak with an expert local bondsman you can trust.