4 Important Hints:

1.) Read all agreements carefully before you sign. 2.) If you don’t understand something, ask for an explanation. 3.) Always get a receipt. 4.) Get copies of important documents

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This Guide Is Not Legal Advice!

Legal advice can only be provided by an attorney. Do not rely on this publication for legal advice. Court clerks, sheriffs, police officers, and bail agents are not authorized to give legal advice. If you require legal advice, you should contact an attorney.

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I Have a Lien on My Property. How Do I Get It Released?

Contact the bonding agent who placed the lien on the property. If the lien is in the name of the insurance company on the bond, you must contact the insurance company. You will need to provide a bond release, or certificate of discharge, to prove that there is no more liability on the bond.

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Is It Improper for a Bonding Agent to Contact Co-Signers?

No. A bail bonding agent may attempt to collect any monies owed by a co-signer on the bond. However, the bonding agent may not threaten to arrest or harm the co-signer. If you are clearly threatened with bodily harm by a bonding agent, call the Division of Insurance and your local police department.

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What Is the Responsibility of the Co-Signer if the Defendant Fails to Appear?

The co-signer is responsible for paying the bail bonding agent the amount of the bond and any reasonable bounty hunting cost incurred by the bonding agent. If the defendant is found, the co-signer is responsible for whatever fees are incurred to apprehend the defendant as agreed to at the time the bond was negotiated. If the defendant cannot be located and the court orders the bonding agent to pay the amount of the bond to the court, the co-signer is responsible for the payment of such money to satisfy the court.

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What Is a Co-Signer?

As additional security for the bond, a bail bonding agent may require someone else to guarantee the bond by acting as a co-signer. Like the defendant, a co-signer is financially responsible for the full value of the bond and may also be required to provide the bonding agent with some type of collateral or security.

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A Bonding Agent Contacted Me to Write My Bond. Is This Legal?

Bail bonding agents are prohibited from soliciting bail bonds in or around a place where prisoners are confined, arraigned or in custody. A bonding agent may not contact a defendant in custody to solicit business. It is proper for a defendant or co-signer to contact the bonding agent. It is not uncommon for a jailed defendant to have the bail agent call a co-signer to make arrangements for bail.

By | 2020-01-03T05:43:27-07:00 January 3rd, 2020|