If you get a call from someone who has been arrested and booked at the Maguire Jail it is natural to want to help get them out of jail fast. What most people don’t know, though, is that when you cosign for bail bonds you are taking on quite a bit of legal liability. Not only are you guaranteeing they’ll go to court, you are also guaranteeing the bondsman’s fee will be paid off.
If the person who calls you is a brand new friend who you don’t know very well, this should be a red flag. Why aren’t they calling a close friend or family member? Why are they calling someone they barely know?
On the other hand, if the person who is calling is someone you haven’t spoken to, or heard from in a very long time, this should also raise an eyebrow. Why are they calling now? Why isn’t there anyone in their immediate life that can help?
Cosigning on bail bonds should not be taken lightly. For more information on how bail works or to speak to an expert bondsman, call us today for a free, no-hassle consultation.