Q: What actually is a bail bond?
A: A bail bond is a piece of paper that is posted at the jail by a licensed San Diego bail bondsman. This piece of paper promises two things. One, the defendant promises, in exchange for their release, they will return to court when required in order to have their case resolved. If not, they understand a bench warrant will be issued for their immediate arrest.
The bail bond further promises that if the defendant decides to flee the bondsman and the person who signed the bail bond contract assume responsibility for paying the defendant’s full bail amount to the court as a penalty.
If the defendant misses their court date by accident, because they got stuck in traffic of if they simply forgot, this can be easily remedied. They will need to call their bondsman as quickly as possible so they can be provided something called a reassumption of liability. This is a document that the defendant will need to bring to the court. It allows the bond to be reinstated and for the court date to be rescheduled.
Call Adelante Bail Bonds of San Diego at 1-619-785-3077 and speak to a knowledgeable bondsman who will answer all of your questions about bail bonds.