If you’ve been asked to help cosign on San Diego bail bonds for someone who has been booked at one of the San Diego jails you’ll want to take a moment to understand what you’ll be agreeing to.
When you cosign for bail bonds in San Diego you are taking full legal responsibility for two things. First, that the defendant will go to court as many times as necessary to finish their case. Second, you are guaranteeing the bondsman’s fee will be paid in full.
If the defendant signed up for a bail bonds payment plan and they stop making payments on the account the responsibility to pay will fall to the cosigners. If the cosigner fails to pay the account will be reported to collections and the delinquency will have a negative impact on their credit score.
If the defendant skips bail and disappears, the cosigner and the bondsman will have a set period of time to get this person back into the system. If they fail, the cosigner will not only be responsible for paying the full bail amount to the court as a penalty, they’ll also be on the hook for any bounty hunter fees the bondsman paid while attempting to bring the defendant in.
For more information about the responsibilities you’ll take on if you cosign for bail bonds call our office today at 888-224-5266 to speak with a local San Diego bondsman.