What Are Bail Bonds?
How Bail Bonds Work?
Once bail is posted by the bail bondsman, it’s a matter of ensuring the accused turns up at all necessary court appearances. If the accused skips bail, the bondsman will turn bounty hunter and seek out the accused to return them to court. There is usually a grace period where the accused can be returned to court and the bail money re-released to the bondsman. The bounty hunter will aim to find and return the accused to court within this grace period.
If the accused does skip bail and doesn’t return, the money as put up by the bail bonds agency, will be taken by the courts. The collateral acts as security for this bail bond will be taken over by the agency from the friend/family acting for the accused. This is why it’s so crucial that the defendant appears in court, and everyone works together to ensure they follow necessary legal processes.