Sometimes defendants fail to appear in court or violate a condition of their bail, and the court orders the bail bond to be forfeited. In these cases, an arrest warrant would be issued, and the forfeiture process would begin.
In the case of a surety bond, the bail bond company would be responsible for paying the entire amount of the bail or producing the defendant within 90 days. The bail bond agent would work to recover the amount of the bond by seizing any collateral and contacting the co-signer to locate the defendant.
Forfeiting bail has many negative implications including fines, penalties, credit risk, and increased judgments related to the charges. The state collects any bail bond money and associated fees.
If you or a loved one needs help posting bail, don’t hesitate to contact AAA Bail Bonds. Our bail bondsman are available 24 hours a day and can bail you out of jail any time, day or night.