? What happens if the person bailed out is late for court? Is the bond forfeited? Technically, the answer is yes, the bond is forfeited. The court may view the defendant's failure to appear as a willful act and issue a bench warrant. The defendant will then be subject to arrest. If you know the person is going to be late or can't find the right courtroom, please contact either your bail company to handle the situation by reassuming the bond, or by contacting the court clerk in any courtroom. They will direct you to your appropriate court. Always check in with the bailiff to let them know you are late. It is always best to make a late appearance than no appearance at all. If you find yourself or a Loved one caught up in a situation and you you Need a BAIL BONDSMAN. Call VEGAS BAIL. 702-228-2245 VEGAS BAIL Gets You Out Of Jail !!