FAQ: Do I need to have collateral for Contra Costa bail bonds?
Many bail bonds companies require collateral for Contra Costa bail bonds, which is returned after the case is resolved. It is held in order to ensure that the defendant returns to court. Our company does not require collateral in most cases. We offer a signature bond, meaning no collateral.
For further information regarding our no-collateral bail bonds, contact us at 1-925-231-4307. A licensed bondsman will explain the process.
No Collateral Bail Bonds
A lot of the people we work with are concerned that they will be required to post collateral in order to purchase Contra Costa bail bonds. At Adelante Bail Bonds that is not the case and, in fact, most of our clients are pleased to learn they are eligible for no-collateral bail bonds.
Call 925-231-5437 now to speak with a licensed bail agent. Someone is here to assist you 24 hours for Contra Costa.
Almost all of the bonds we write are called signature bonds. With this type of bond the signature of the person who signs the bail bonds contract serves as assurance enough that its terms and conditions will be met. If a defendant’s bail has been set very high or the bond is considered to be risky, we may ask collateral be posted. These situations are rare and are evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
What Does My Signature Promise?
The most important thing to know about bailing someone out of jail is that you are taking responsibility they will go to court. If the defendant fails to appear when required, a bench warrant will be issued for their immediate arrest. If this happens due to a mistake or an unforeseen circumstance such as traffic, illness, or a flat tire the defendant will want to call the bondsman as soon as possible so the bondsman can provide them something called a reassumption of liability. This document will need to be taken to the court in order to have the warrant lifted, the bond reinstated and the court date rescheduled.
On the other hand, if the defendant misses court intentionally and decides to flee, the bondsman and the person who cosigned the bail contract will become liable for paying the full bail amount to the court as a penalty.
At Adelante Bail Bonds we understand learning someone you care for has been arrested can be extremely stressful. Most people have never needed to work with a bail bondsman before and are unfamiliar with how bail works and what needs to be done to get someone out of jail fast. When you call our office we will take the time to answer any questions you might have. All calls are always handled confidentially and consultations are always free.
For fast, trusted Contra Costa bail bonds service call our office now at 925-231-5497.