The decision whether to bail or not to bail is a personal one. The Martinez Jail can be a scary place and people who have found themselves on the wrong side of the law never want to stay behind bars any longer than they have to. When you work with a Contra Costa bail bondsman to get someone released from custody you are doing more than getting them out of jail. You are allowing them to get back to their home, their job and to resume their day-to-day life. It also allows them time to consult with legal counsel in order to prepare their case before they need to appear before a judge.
When you sign a Contra Costa bail bonds contract you need to know that you are taking on certain responsibilities. One, you are taking responsibility that the defendant will go to court when required. If the defendant decides to ignore this responsibility and chooses to flee from justice, if they are unable to be located and returned to jail within six months, you are guaranteeing the total bail amount will be “paid in full”. The national “skip rate” for people who “skip bail” is very low and currently averages about 2%. Still, if you have concerns that your friend would willfully fail to appear for court you may wish to think twice about bailing them out.
At Adelante Bail Bonds we have years of helping people get out of the Martinez Jail. We understand this may be a stressful time for you and will be sure to answer any and all questions and will explain the responsibilities you’ll take on when you sign the bail bond paperwork.
For more information or to speak directly with a licensed Contra Costa bail bondsman call us now at 925-231-4307.