My friend was arrested a few hours ago. I called a San Mateo bondsman to see if I could help get her out but they said I’d need to come in and cosign a bail bonds contract. Why do I need to sign paperwork? Can’t I just pay to get her out?
When someone wants to hire a bondsman the bondsman will require that someone cosign a bail bonds agreement form to guarantee they agree to take responsibility that the defendant will go to court when they are supposed to. There are many times when San Mateo bail bonds companies will work with one person who signs, while another person pays the bail bonds fee. Someone, however, will need to cosign the bail bonds documents to take responsibility that the defendant will go to court. If the defendant owns their own home or if they have excellent credit they may be able to cosign for themselves. The bondsman will let you know if the defendant qualifies for that.