When people call our office asking whether they should help arrange Contra Costa bail bonds for a friend or family member we always say yes. Jail can be a frightening and scary place and no one should stay behind bars any longer than absolutely necessary.
You should keep in mind that when you sign the bail paperwork you are putting your signature on a legally binding contract. When you bail someone out of jail you are first and foremost taking responsibility the defendant will return to court to handle their case. If this person misses court on accident or because they are ill, this can be easily remedied with a quick phone call to their bondsman. On the other hand, if this person decides they are going to flee, this leaves the person who signed the contract liable for additional fees. The bondsman can require they pay for costs associated with hiring a fugitive recovery agent. If the defendant cannot be located in a set period of time, the court will require the total amount of the bail be paid as a penalty.
The percentage of people in the United States that skip bail is only about 3%, but if the person who is asking for help is someone you do not know very well or do not trust, you may wish to consider your decision carefully.
If you have questions about how Contra Costa bail bonds work call Adelante Bail Bonds now at 925-231-4307 to be directly connected to an expert bail bondsman. Someone is available to assist you 24-hours a day, 365-days a year.