If someone is released from jail through the assistance of a bondsman in Milpitas this is not to say they are free and clear of future responsibility. The defendant will still be required to return to court on a set date and time in order to have their case resolved. A bond is not a get out of jail free card. It instead serves as a promise that if the defendant is released from custody they will appear before a judge when needed.
When someone willfully skips bail their bond will be revoked and they will have a warrant issued for their immediate arrest. This means they could be taken into custody on any day, at any time, for any reason. Persons traveling by air or who are going over international borders are frequently screened for warrants. People who are pulled over for traffic violations are also subject to warrant checks.
A bail bondsman in Milpitas takes on a certain amount of liability every time they help a defendant get out of jail. If the defendant decides to flee from justice, the bondsman has two options. The first is to locate, apprehend and return the defendant to custody within six months. The second is to pay their full bail amount to the court as a fine.
The bondsman will begin contacting the defendant’s family, friends and employer for assistance in locating them. If they are unable to find the defendant on their own they may hire a fugitive recovery agent (bounty hunter). Hiring a bounty hunter is not cheap and the person who cosigned the bail contract will be liable to cover this expense. The bondsman will also be able to go after the cosigner to recover any fees they need to pay as a result of the defendant deciding to skip bail.
At Adelante Bail Bonds we have more than 40 years of experience in helping people get out of jail. We can explain the bail bond process to you from start to finish and will take the time to answer any questions you might have.
For more information call us now at 408-899-5755 to speak directly with an expert bail agent.