When a Ventura bail bonds company helps get someone out of jail the bondsman has a vested interest in making sure that person goes to court. If, after they are released from custody, the defendant decides they have no interest in handling their case and decides to flee, their bondsman has two options. They either one, need to get that person back into the system within 180 days or two, write a check to the court for their full bail amount.
If someone fails to appear due to being sick, getting lost, running late or just simply forgetting, this can be easily fixed. The defendant will need to call the bail bonds company as quickly as possible in order to get a piece of paper called a reassumption of liability. They will then bring this to the court. It will lift the failure to appear warrant that has been placed for their arrest and will allow their court appearance to be rescheduled.
On the other hand, if they decided to run and hide, the bondsman will ask the person who cosigned the bail contract to help locate them. If those efforts are unsuccessful a bail recovery agent may need to be hired and the cosigner will become responsible for paying their associated fees.
For more information on how bail bonds work in Ventura County, CA call 805-496-2763. Consultations are always free and all calls are handled with confidentially.