I helped bail my roommate out of jail several months ago. The District Attorney did not file charges. Will my Ventura bail bonds fee be returned?
The fee you pay to a Ventura bail bonds company is just that, a fee. It is not something that will be refunded if a charges are not filed, if the case is dismissed or if the defendant is found not guilty.
When you hire a bondsman that person posts a piece of paper at the jail, called a bond, and that bond promises two things. First, it promises the defendant will return to court when they are supposed to. Second, it promises that if the defendant fails to appear and decides to flee, that the bondsman and the person who cosigned the bail contract will be on the hook to pay their full bail amount- if the defendant can not be returned to custody within 180 days. Bail bonds companies take on a certain amount of liability every time they post a bond which is why they charge a fee for their services.
If you have additional questions about how Ventura bail bonds work call 805-496-2763 now to speak with a reputable bondsman you can trust.