When it comes to bailing someone out of jail, there are many things to consider. Often, people jump into the bail bond process without giving it a lot of thought. But, purchasing a bail bond for the release of someone in jail isn’t something you should do lightly. Here are a few things you need to consider before you make your decision.
Questions to Ask Before Bailing Someone Out of Jail
Instinct kicks in during emergency situations. This is true after someone you care about has been arrested. And, while the desire to help is honorable, you need to ask yourself these two questions before you co-sign a bail bond:
1. Do You Accept Full Responsibility?
When you co-sign a bail bond, you are signing your name to legally binding documents. Depending on the bail bond company, these documents could say that you are responsible for paying the court the full bail amount if the defendant decides to skip bail. Simply put, when you purchase a bail bond and co-sign as the indemnitor, you are accepting full responsibility for the person you are bailing out – that they will show up for all court dates.
2. Do You Trust the Person You’re Bailing Out?
Because you accept so much responsibility as the indemnitor when you bail someone out of jail, you need to make sure you trust the person you are bailing out. If they are untrustworthy, it is not in your best interest (or the bail agent’s best interest), to bail them out. If they decide to skip bail, or leave town, you could be held civilly responsibly, and could end up owing the courts a lot of money. Be sure you trust the person will return for all court dates and appearances!
Bailing Someone Out of Jail? Call All American Bail Bonds Colorado!
If you are working on bailing someone out of jail, call All American Bail Bonds Colorado. We have years of experience, and a commitment to customer service that will help you make the right decision when it comes to determining if the defendant is trustworthy. Give us a call, and we’ll walk you through the entire bail bonds process!