San Mateo bail bonds contracts are legally binding documents, meaning you should take a moment to read through it before lending your signature to the dotted line.
The first and foremost thing you should know about bailing someone out of jail is that you are taking responsibility that this person will appear for all of their necessary court dates in order to have the case resolved. If someone misses court because they are sick, get a flat tire, or simply forgot, this is easily resolved. As soon as the defendant realizes they have missed court they will want to contact their bondsman right away so the matter can be put back on the court’s calender. This is a fairly simple process that involves a few phone calls and a piece of paper called a reassumption of liability.
On the other hand, if they make a cognizant decision to fail to appear, this is a different situation. If this happens, and the bail bonds company needs to hire a fugitive recovery agent to locate the defendant, you may become liable to pay additional fees on top of the bail bond premium.
If the defendant cannot be located within six months, you could need to pay their full bail amount to the court as a penalty. The good news is that in the U.S., less than 2% of the people who are bailed out by people in the bail bonds business willfully fail to appear in court. The percentage of people who skip bail on purpose is very low.
At Adelante Bail Bonds we understand that bailing someone out of jail can be extremely stressful. This is why it is our commitment to our clients to make sure all of their questions are answered prior to moving forward with any paperwork.
For more information about how we can help you get your loved one out of jail, call 650-227-3547. An expert San Mateo bondsman is available to take your call 24/7.