A bail bond co-signer plays a very crucial role in the bail bond process. Potential co-signers should educate themselves of their responsibilities and potential consequences before physically signing on.
Responsibilities of the co-signer:
- Seeing that the defendant goes to court whenever he or she is asked to.
- Ensures the premium is paid on time.
Consequences if the responsibilities are not met:
- The defendant will be rearrested.
- The co-signer will have to pay the full bail amount and/or relinquish any collateral that may have been put up for the bail bond.
Being a bail bond co-signer certainly sounds risky but co-signers have rights to protect them too. They can request the defendant undergoes certain evaluations and tests (like drug tests, behavioral evaluations) before release. The co-signer may also have their name removed from the bail bond at any time if they feel they are in danger of not meeting responsibilities or if they feel the defendant is not trustworthy.
If you would like more information on being a bail bond co-signer, call Salinas Bail Bond Store at 831-422-8800. Alternatively, you can go online at salinas-bailbonds.com to read up or chat with a representative. You are doing a wonderful thing by being a bail bond co-signer. We’ll help you make sure this goes smoothly for you and the person this bail bond is for.