A Bail Bond is a contract between the bail bond company, the courts, and a Co-Signer. It is the Co-Signer that guarantees the bail bond company that the accused will appear for all future court dates. In lieu of percentages, call the office for a quote on your specific bond.
No. Once a bail bond has been posted for the accused and released from jail the money is then earned by the bail bond company.
A co-signer is the person who take financial responsibility for the bail bond if the accused fails to appear in court.
Collateral is a fee (or anything of value) that is charged over and above the regular bond fee. Collateral is returnable once all court dates have been satisfied and case is closed with county or state.
It is your responsibility to know when the defendant has to go to court. Typically, the courts will notify us when the accused is to appear. You may call our offices 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to check on the status of any court dates.
You are liable for the full amount of the bond plus expenses if the accused does not go to court. A failure to appear in court does not necessarily mean you’ll have to pay the full amount of the bond. While there is no excuse for missing court we strongly encourage our client’s to notify us of any unusual circumstances so that we can advise them as to the best course of action.