Your Responsibilities When You Cosign for Newport Beach Bail Bonds

January 20, 2016 Comments Off on Your Responsibilities When You Cosign for Newport Beach Bail Bonds posted by: Bail Expert

A lot of people aren’t aware that cosigning for bail bonds comes with quite a bit of responsibility. Not only are you guaranteeing to make sure the bondsman’s fee gets paid, you’re also taking full legal responsibility that the defendant will go to court.

If the primary payer on the bail bonds stops making payments, you can expect to start getting collections calls from the Newport Beach bondsman that helped you. Missed payments should be handled as quickly as possible; if they’re not, they’ll ultimately be reported to the credit bureaus.

If the defendant skips town after they’re released because they’re afraid of being prosecuted, this opens up a whole different can of worms. If the bondsman is unable to locate that person in a set period of time, the defendant’s full bail bonds amount will need to be paid to the court as a penalty.

The people who cosigned on the bail bonds will be responsible for covering that fee. If the person in custody is someone you don’t really know, you don’t really trust or if you have concerns they won’t handle their legal obligations, buyer beware. This is not a person you’d want to cosign for.

For more information on how bail bonds work and/or the responsibilities you’ll take on when you agree to be a cosigner, call our office today at 888-bail-bond for a free, no-hassle consultation.

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