One of the most common questions clients ask bail agents is what will happen if the person they bail out of jail decides to flee. The most important thing you need to remember when you cosign a defendant’s Milpitas bail bonds agreement is that you are taking responsibility that person will go to court.
If the person who cosigned arranged a payment plan they will still be responsible for whatever balance is left. The signer will also be asked to help locate the defendant. When a person skips bail the court will issue a warrant for their immediate arrest. The bondsman and the person who filled out the bail contract will have 180 days to get the defendant back into the system. If they are unsuccessful the they will be on the hook to pay the defendant’s full bail amount to the court as a penalty. The client should know that this penalty is in addition to any balance they may still owe on the original bond. They may also need to pay additional fees to the bondsman if they hired a bail recovery agent in an attempt to locate the defendant.
The percentage of people who skip bail in the United States is about 2%. It is very low. At the same time, if you have concerns the person you are bailing out might attempt to run once they are released, you may want to reconsider cosigning for them.
For more information on how bail bonds work in Milpitas call 408-899-5755 now to speak with an expert bondsman in your area.