Q: How long is a bail bond good for?
A: A bail bond is generally in effect for a period of up to one year after the date it was issued. In most instances the defendant’s case is resolved within 12 months. Sometimes, however, there are occasions in which many court appearances are required due to multiple charges or warrants. In times like these the case may take longer to complete.
If a case extends beyond one year the San Diego bail bonds company you worked with may require you pay an additional fee (also called “premium”) in order to keep the bond in force.
If a defendant’s case is resolved prior to 12 months the judge will declare the bond to be exonerated. Bond exoneration means the case is considered to be resolved. Exoneration can occur under any number of circumstances such as a case’s dismissal, charges being dropped, or a defendant receiving an acquittal after their trial.
Call 1-619-785-3077 for additional information on San Diego Bail Bonds.