I bailed my now ex-boyfriend out of the Ventura County jail a few months ago. The deal was that I’d put $500 down, I’d sign the bail bonds paperwork for him, and he’d be responsible for paying the rest. The bondsman just called to tell me my ex hasn’t been making his weekly payments and they’re saying that it’s my responsibility to get the account caught back up. Is this true? I’m not the one who got arrested.
Unfortunately, if you cosign for a Ventura bail bonds payment plan and the person who is supposed to be making the payments stops making those payments, you’ll be liable to pay whatever is owed on the account. If you don’t pay, the Ventura bondsman could send your account to collections. They can also file a small claims case with the local court so they can get a judgment against the cosigner for the bail bond. If this happens, your wages could be garnished. For more information on how bail bonds in Ventura work call our office now at 888-224-5266.