A “consent of surety” is a written document that you get from your bail bonding agent. Bail bonding agents are not required to give you a consent of surety. If you cannot get a consent of surety, you may be required to post a new bond. You may need a consent of surety for:
If you have failed to appear in court when required, the bond may be void unless you obtain a consent.
If you are convicted, plead guilty, nolo contendere, or there is an order of deferred prosecution or deferred judgment, your bond will automatically expire unless you obtain a consent of surety for the appearance bond to continue until your sentencing date.