If someone has been released from jail through the assistance of a bondsman in Santa Clara this is not to say their legal woes are over. The defendant will still need to appear before a judge on a set date and time in order to have the matter resolved.
Everyone who transacts and sells bail bonds in Santa Clara is required to be licensed by the State Department of Insurance (DOI). In that respect, you can think of a bond as being similar to an insurance policy. Instead of insuring an item against damage or theft, bail bonds insure the behavior of the defendant. They promise that if that person is released from custody they will return to appear in court when required. If the defendant decides to flee, the bondsman must either return them to custody within six months or face a financial penalty equal to the defendant’s original bail amount.
When a defendant decides to skip bail the judge will issue a warrant for their immediate arrest. If their bondsman is unable to locate their whereabouts they might seek out the assistance of a bail enforcement agent. Bail enforcement agents, also called bounty hunters, are highly skilled in the area of “tracking skips”. The cost to hire a bounty hunter is not cheap. The person who cosigned the defendant’s bail contract will be responsible for covering this cost.
At Adelante Bail Bonds we understand you may have a number of questions about how bail works and the bail contract responsibilities.
For more information call our office now at 408-899-5755 to be directly connected to an expert Santa Clara bail bondsman.