My friend’s boyfriend was arrested a few hours ago and he’s being held at the Santa Clara County Main Jail. I’ve never been asked to help with San Jose bail bonds before and I’m trying to figure out if I should get involved. I want to help my friend, but she just started dating this guy about a month ago.
Do not get involved! A bail bonds document is a legally binding contract and when you sign, you’re taking full legal responsibility that two conditions are met. First, that the boyfriend will go to court as often as needed to finish his case. If he skips bail and disappears, the bail bonds company can come after you to recover the defendant’s full initial bail amount. Second, if they sign up for a bail bonds payment plan, if they stop making payments, this will become your responsibility. If you don’t pay the bondsman can sue you in small claims court and they can even have your wages garnished. It sounds like this guy is someone that neither one of you know very well. You should ask him to contact a close friend or family member, instead. If you have further questions about how Santa Clara bail bonds work call our office now at 888-224-5266 to speak with a bondsman in San Jose.