I was bailed out of the Ventura County Jail earlier this year and I’ve been making monthly payments on the bail bond. I had an unexpected emergency expense this month and I missed the current payment. The bail bondsman is telling me that if I don’t pay him in the next 7 days he’s going to put me back in jail. Can he do this?!
No. A Ventura bail bonds company is not allowed to put you back in jail for missing a bail bonds payment, the same way your credit card company isn’t allowed to put you in jail if you miss a credit card payment. What he can do, is report the delinquency to the credit bureaus. He’s also permitted to take you to small claims court to seek a wage garnishment. For more information on what happens when you miss Ventura County bail bonds payments, call our office now at 888-224-5266 to speak with a licensed bondsman you can trust. All calls are confidential and consultations are always free.