Month: November 2016

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How do I know when my bondee has a court date?

It is your responsibility to know when your bail bond has a court date. Typically, the courts will notify Falcon Bonding when the accused is to appear.

Can the bondee leave the state or country while out on a bail bond?

To avoid arrest, a defendant may leave the state or country if he/she receives written permission from their bail bond company and the court (if necessary) beforehand.

What happens if a defendant does not appear in court?

If a defendant fails to appear in court, the court issues a bench warrant for their arrest and they are considered a fugitive. The bail agent will then search for, and find the individual, and arrest them.

If I’m a co-signer for a friend or family member and that person misses court do I have to pay you the full value of the bond?

Short answer: Yes. You are liable for the full amount of the bond plus expenses if your friend or family member misses their court appearance. However, if you notify your bond agent of any unusual circumstances, they can advise you on your best course of action.

What if the defendant gets re-arrested while out on bail bond?

Once the defendant is back in custody the bail bond can be surrendered and your liability will be terminated (if desired). Here is the bad news: if you decided to surrender the bond you will lose the premium that was paid, and if you decided to get the defendant out on bond again, you will now have to post two new bonds and pay the premium on both bonds again with a different bonding company.

Do I get my money back after the case is over? 

You do not get the premium back that you paid to the bail bond office, but there are a few exceptions. This fee is what allowed the defendant to get out of jail and is fully earned once the defendant is out of custody. For example if the defendant gets rearrested a week later you get no portion nor a refund of any money.

Is the bail bond fee refundable?

No. Once a bail bond has been posted for the accused the money is then earned by the bail bond company. The ONLY monies refunded are the monies held as collateral.

If you have any questions about bail bonds or the bonding process please give Falcon Bonding of Cobb a call today! (770)333-3330 or (404) JAIL-SUX, or visit our site http://www.falconbonding.com