If you’ve found yourself in a predicament that nobody wants to ever be in, by having to bail your friend or loved one out of jail. This is not the ideal situation to be in, but if you find yourself in it, make sure that you understand what you are doing when you bail them out before you do it. Below we will cover a few things you should understand before bailing anyone out of jail.
What Are You Responsible For?
When you bail someone out of jail using a bail bondsman, you have now become the indemnitor. This means that you assume the financial responsibility for the persons bond and if he or she does not show up for their court date, you become responsible for the entire amount of the bond. This also means that if your loved one does not show up for court, you will lose all the money you put up, any money and fees left over for the cost of the bond, and if you had any collateral, that will be used to pay the remained of the bond and you will not get it back.
We aren’t saying don’t bail your friend or family out of jail, we are just saying, make sure you think long and hard about what you are doing before you do it to avoid this whole situation. If you find yourself in the need of a bail bondsman, call Grimes Bail Bonding & Notary Services, LLC at (252) 671-2297 and let us help you.