Many of us wouldn’t think twice about bailing a loved one out of jail. The process is necessary to ensure their safety, and ensuring their safety gives us peace of mind. What sometimes happens in the process is that in the rush to help their loved ones, signors do not take the time to fully understand the terms of bail contracts.
Signors are largely responsible for the defendant’s appearance in court. It is important for you and the defendant for him or her to appear at their court dates. If your loved one does not show up for their scheduled court appearances, you could be held responsible for their entire bail amount as well as other fees. If you are going to sign for a bail bond, or have done so recently and are unsure about what the responsibilities are, visit our website for a comprehensive outline of what to expect as a signor.