What Is The Consigners Responsibility Once Bail Is Posted?

A co-signer is a person who signs a legal agreement along with the court where the defendant is to appear and the bail bond agency that will be posting the bond. His key responsibilities include:

  • To pay the fee fixed by the bail bond agency. (usually 10% or 15% of the full bail amount)
  • To ensure that the defendant arrives in the court for all the hearings whenever asked by the court.
  • To pay other additional charges like if the defendant doesn’t show up in court and bail bond agency pays a fugitive recovery business to find the defendant and return him to jail, in that case such fee may be recovered by the agency from the cosigner or indemnitor.
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