Applying for a bail bond means you need to meet a few qualifications.
- For one, whoever the bail bond is for needs to have been granted bail by the judge; sometimes the judge will deny bail, meaning that person cannot get a bail bond.
- Another qualification is the need for a co-signer. A co-signer is a person, who is not the defendant, which will assume the responsibility for the defendant, making sure they go to court when he or she is appointed to. If the defendant does not go to court, the co-signer can face financial consequences.
It may sound like a co-signer is put into a risky situation and can be end up being taken advantage of but, a co-signer does have protection:
- The co-signer can request that the defendant is required to take some tests and evaluations such as drug tests and some psych evaluations before signing the bail bond.
- The co-signer can remove his or her signature from the bail bond at any time they wish. If they feel that they have a good reason to believe that the defendant will skip court, they can act on it. If this does happen, the defendant will be taken back into custody.
Learn more about becoming a co-signer to a loved one’s bail bond by calling Sierra Madre Bail Bond Store today! Sierra Madre Bail Bond Store wants to bring your loved one home from jail, but we will also want to make sure that the co-signer is protected as well!