When someone is released from custody after arranging bail in San Diego, this is not to say the are free and clear of responsibility. They will still need to return to court on a set date and time in order to have their case resolved. If a person fails to appear, they will have a bench warrant issued for their immediate arrest and their bond will be revoked.
If someone misses court due to being sick, getting lost or because they are running late, this can be easily fixed. They will need to call their San Diego bail bondsman right away in order to ask for a Reassumption of Liability. This is a piece of paper that will need to be taken to the court and will allow for the bench warrant to be lifted and for the bond to be reinstated.
If the person made a conscious decision to not go to court, this is a different situation. The bondsman will be required to apprehend the defendant and return them to custody within a set period of time. If they are unsuccessful, the person who signed the bail contract and the bondsman who posted the bond will be on the hook for the full bail amount.
At Adelante Bail Bonds we understand you may have a number of questions about how San Diego bail bonds work.
For more information call our office at any time, day or night at 619-785-3077 for immediate San Diego bondsman assistance.