Q. I was arrested for domestic battery about a month ago and at the time of my arrest, my bail bonds were set at $5,000. Two of my friends cosigned for the bail bond and the agreement was that we would put $200 down and would make payments on the rest. I had my first court appearance today and my lawyer said the District Attorney decided not to pursue the case and that my charges had been dropped. He also told me that I could stop making payments on the bail bond since the case was over. I called my bondsman and they’re telling me something completely different– he says I need to keep making payments until the balance is paid off. Is this guy just giving me the run around?
A. It’s unfortunate, but a lot of attorneys simply don’t understand how bail bonds work. When a client calls our company for help with Nevada bail bonds we are always very clear: the cost to purchase bail bonds is non-refundable no matter what happens in court. Ultimately, when you and your friends signed the bail bonds agreement form you all agreed to take responsibility for two things. One, that you would go to court as often as you’d need to finish your case. Second, that that you’d continue to make payments toward the bail bonds feeuntil your balance was resolved. If you stop making payments your account will be transferred to collections, which means that the delinquency will be reported to the three major credit bureaus (which will be reflected on your credit report.) You also run the risk of having your wages garnished. The bottom line is this– your bondsmanis not giving you the run around. You still need to continue making payments until what you owe is paid off.
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