A part of being eligible for a bail bond is needing to find someone who will cosign your bail bond; this person is known as the cosigner (go figure) and they are agreeing to be financially responsible to pay the full bail amount (monetarily or with collateral they pledged such as property, vehicles, and valuables like weapons and jewelry) if you fail to appear in court when you are asked. That’s a lot to ask of a cosigner, so if they agree to this, they better have high trust in you to not let them down.
The cosigner is risking a lot, but at the same time, they do have rights to protect themselves from losing everything in the case that they feel you are not trustworthy. The cosigner can ask the bail bond company to revoke the bond and express concern. You will then have to go back to jail and the cosigner then does not lose their money or collateral.
Learn more about cosigners and whether or not you will need one for yourself by contacting Absolute Bail Bonds at 800-793-2245
We want to make sure you have all the information before asking someone to be your cosigner – or agreeing to cosign someone else’s bail bond.
Ask For Help Before It’s Too Late
Asking for help might be intimidating and embarrassing, especially for young adults. Young adults want to prove they can handle everything they get involved in. They want to show their independence. But nobody should have to handle a very big problem – like, legal problems – by themselves.
Closest friends and family are some of the best people to offer help and support. They know you best and have a close relationship with you. There is trust between the two of you. But, sometimes this existing, personal relationship is at risk if a loved one is there to help. In this case, professionals like licensed therapists and counselors are the best people to ask for help from. These people are strangers so there is no deep relationship and thus no worry of straining a relationship.
The best thing to do is get help immediately before the situation gets worse. That’s a given. But if the situation gets to the point of an arrest, it’s not the end of the world. Even at this point, it’s a very good idea to get some people involved who can support you through this “rebuilding” time of your life. Get parents, best friends, lawyers, and a bail bond agent. This team is behind you.