When someone is arrested in Contra Costa County, you’ll want to contact a Martinez Jail bail bondsman as quickly as possible. If you’ve never needed to hire a California bondsman, you’ll want to keep the following two things in mind.
When you cosign for bail bonds, you’re taking full legal responsibility that the defendant will go to court as many times as needed to finish their case. If the defendant “skips bail” and disappears, you’ll be on the hook to pay their full bail amount to the court as a penalty. The bottom line is that you should never, ever cosign for bail bonds for someone you just met or don’t know very well.
Second, the bondsman’s fee is considered to be earned in full at the time they’re released from custody. The bail bonds premium will not be refunded in part or in full regardless as to whether charges aren’t filed or if the defendant is found not guilty.
For more information on how Contra Costa bail bonds work call our office now at 888-224-5266.