My roommate was arrested yesterday and I need to get her out because she’s starting a new job on Monday. She was arrested for failure to appear on a shop lifting case and the reason she didn’t go to court is because she didn’t have a ride to the courthouse (her ride fell through at the last minute.) I don’t have any credit but I have a good job and have paystubs that show I make more than $18 an hour. My problem is the bail bonds companies I have called are saying I’m not eligible to sign because I’m only 19 (my roommate is 19, too.) I have a steady income so I don’t understand why they won’t work with me.
When you cosign on bail bonds you’re taking full legal liability / responsibility that the bondsman’s fee will be paid and that the defendant will go to court. Based on your age, your lack of revolving credit and your roommate having been arrested for not going to a mandatory court appearance, San Diego bail bonds companies will want to have a more established signer, such as a parent or other relative, who can guarantee payment of the bail bonds fee and can make sure the defendant gets to court when she’s set to appear.