No one likes the idea of being woken up by a phone call in the middle of the night. If you’ve been roused by a friend who is calling you from inside one of the local jails, the news will certainly get your blood pumping.
It’s natural to feel stressed, worried or even a little frustrated, and you wonder whether you should help them arrange bail bonds. If the person in custody is someone you have known for a long time, are close with and they have a history of taking care of their obligations then yes, you should definitely help them hire a bondsman.
On the other hand, if this person is someone you just met and barely know, or if the defendant is completely irresponsible (they can’t hold a job, are couch surfing or are estranged from their family), you should ask them to call someone else.
Cosigning on a bail bond is serious stuff and it comes with some pretty serious responsibilities. Not only are you taking full legal responsibility that the bondsman’s fee will be paid, you’re also taking full legal responsibility that the defendant will show up in court. If they stop paying on their bail bond, the agency will require you step up to resolve the remaining balance. If the defendant skips town, you could find yourself on the hook to pay their full bail bonds amount as a penalty.
If you decide to move forward and need help hiring a bondsman, you may consider asking for referrals. Do you know any attorneys who have relationships with people who work in this field? Do you maybe know someone else who has been bailed out in the past, who might be able to point you in a good direction?
If all else fails you can always make a few calls to bail bonds companies in your area. As long as you get the sense that you can trust the person you’re working with and that they genuinely care about helping get your friend out of jail, you’re likely in pretty good hands. If you need to Bail someone out of Jail now and need a Bail Bonds, call VEGAS BAIL,