- Do I trust the arrested person enough to appear in court when he or she is asked, as well as oblige by any other court-mandated terms?
- Do I have enough collateral I would be willing and can afford to put up?
- Can I make do if the arrested person does not go to court?
- Do I have enough funds to pay the premium?
- Do I have enough to pay the rest of the bail amount if I have to?
- Do I have the emotional and mental capacity to take on this responsibility?
- Do I have the time to keep tabs on the arrested person?
- How might my relationship with this person change if I said no to co-signing the bail bond?
Co-signing a bail bond is a huge responsibility and we understand that some people do not want to or cannot take on this challenge.
Feel free to call us, Orange County Bail Bond Store, at 714-648-0586 to discuss your options and what it takes to be a bail bond co-signer.
If you get a call from someone in jail, it probably means he or she is seeking your help to bail him or her out. They are desperate and remorseful for their actions, ready to face consequences, and will be so grateful for you to support them, even if you are angry and disappointed.
The judge will determine the price of bail based on the arrested person’s criminal history and the crime. Because bail can be so high, many arrested people cannot afford to pay the entire amount in one instant payment in cash. So, they call someone they can rely on, they can call Orange County Bail Bond Store.
What we do is work with you and the arrested person together. We agree on a personalized payment plan so that you, the person co-signing the bail bond, can pay us 10% of the bail amount over a course of so many weeks, months, etc. Once we complete paperwork (no more than 30 minutes), we will send it off to the jail where your person is being held. The jail will process the paperwork and your loved one is free to return home.
Now, as the co-signer of the bail bond, you are responsible for getting the arrested person back to court when they are ordered. That is, if you wish to not pay the consequential full bail amount and get all your collateral back. Think very hard about co-signing a bail bond – the arrested person may be your best friend but do you trust him or her enough to go to court when asked, so that you do not have to pay for the dire consequences?
Don’t worry – you do have rights and we do take precautions to protect our co-signers as well. You can request to have the arrested person take a drug test or see a therapist so you can better determine if you want to co-sign.
If you have additional questions about the bail bond process or what it takes to be a bail bond co-signer, do not hesitate to contact Orange County Bail Bond Store at 714-648-0586 – even if you only want to ask questions. When you’re ready to start paperwork, we will be ready too.