What happens if the person does not appear in court?
A bench warrant is issued for the person’s arrest and the person’s name will appear in police bulletins as a fugitive.
The Bail Agency normally calls the person’s home, work, and other references to try to find the fugitive and convince them to appear. If these efforts are unsuccessful, the Agency may then search and employ Bail Enforcement Agents to arrest the fugitive.
From the perspective of someone who guaranteed the appearance by posting collateral, you want to convince the fugitive to surrender himself to the police or court as soon as possible. Normally, if the fugitive is returned before actual remittance to the state, also, judges tend to get more irritated the longer a fugitive stays at large.
If the fugitive does not surrender and cannot be found by the forfeiture date, the Bail Agency remits the entire bond to the court and proceeds with legal action to seize and liquidate your collateral.
If I use collateral for a bail bond, when do I get it back?
When the defendant’s case has been completed; the court exonerates (releases) the bond and all financial obligations are satisfied. The collateral is returned to the individual who pledged it
How do we know we can trust your bail bond company?
We are a 5th generation family business. We pride ourselves on our discrete professionalism and our family has been in the bail business for over 25 years.
Is the premium refundable?
NO. The bail bond premium is payment for our services. It is fully earned
What happens if the charges are dropped the next day or two after a bond is posted for me? Can I get my money back?
Once a court accepts a bond, the money paid to the bail bond agent has been earned and cannot be returned. It is the same whether the charges are dropped the next day or after a full trial
What happens if the defendant gets rearrested while out on bond?
Contact us ASAP. There are possibilities that we can discuss.
Can the defendant leave the state or the country while on bond?
You will have to get permission from the bonding office in writing before attempting to do so. If the court has given you direct instructions not to leave the state or country you must then get permission from the bail agent and the court before leaving, otherwise you are subject to arrest!