So your loved one was recently arrested and sent to county jail? Here's why you shouldn't use your own money to post cash bail.
In this lucrative industry of dealing with cash, property, debt, the criminal system and inmates, it's very easy for an individual to find themselves lost in between the mess. In this article, we're going to go over some of the reasons why you should use a Bail Bonds in San Bernardino to assist you with a fast and simple bonding process.
Full Bond Liability
If you decide to go the cash route and not end up using a licensed bondsman, you'll have to pick up the entire bond liability for the inmate's release. This means that the full amount can be lost if the inmate decides to not show up for court. Situations have been known to arise where a defendant is given the wrong court date, court location or just a simple mistake, resulting in a bench warrant being issued. If the person that was bailed out decides to flee and not show up in court, you run a high risk of losing the entire amount that you are putting up for them. The term for this would be called a bond forfeiture.
Monitoring All Legal Documents
The upside to hiring a bail bondsman for this service is the legal document preparation and organization. As a citizen it is your very right to be able to use your own money to bond someone out of jail. Although that doesn't mean that it is the best decision for you and your family. There are many loopholes and issues that you may run into after posting cash bail for your friend or relative.
One example of paperwork that is needed in order to get your money back would be a bail bond exoneration. This paperwork is pretty much your ticket in order to receive a refund for your entire cash amount that was initially put up. Once the inmate is done with court, the judge will advise all parties that the bail bond will be exonerated (no longer needed). It's at this point that you show the courts that there is no longer a case pending or the judge isn't requiring bond for the inmate's release. That's the only way you can receive your money back.
Do You Have The Resources To Find A Person On The Run?
Finding an inmate that has skipped court can become one of the biggest burdens as a cosigner and person responsible for this inmate's appearance. The benefit of using a bail bondsman is the luxury of knowing that there is a bounty team on your side. If an inmate decides not to show in court, you can have a team dedicated to apprehending the person on the run, thus ensuring your refund for the full bail bond amount.
While most people will simply pay a company to manage all documents, paperwork and the legalities that follow bonding someone out of jail, others choose to post the cash up themselves. These would be the reasons as to why you shouldn't!
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Our office is always available to assist you during a time of need. Here's our contact information listed below:
My San Bernardino Bail Bonds
473 E Carnegie Dr #200, San Bernardino, CA 92408