What Are The Consequences If You Don't Pay Back A Bail Bond Dealer?
First, the bond dealer can claim any collateral you, a friend, or a family member, have put up. However, there may be other consequences, especially if the bond dealer cannot retrieve the property.
There are a couple of other things which could happen:
- Your account could go to collections. This is typically the case if you have a payment plan for the 10% (because you didn't have it in ready cash). Collections can legally harass you by multiple means of communication.
- The court could revoke your bail, meaning that in addition to owing the bail bonds dealer, you may go back to jail when caught and have to stay there until the end of the trial.
What Action Can a Bonds Dealer Take Against You?
It's in a bail bonds dealer's interest to ensure that you make your court dates as well as pay your deposit. In fact, a bond dealer may remind you about your court date or even show up to escort you to court. However, as long as you keep your end of the bargain and go to court, your bail bond dealer is ultimately on your side. They want their money back and have a reputation to uphold. They will help you if needed to ensure you can make all your court dates.
However, if you do skip out on a court hearing, then the bonds dealer can send a fugitive team to get you. These bounty hunters can forcibly bring you to court. The exact actions they can take depend on the laws of the state or county where you are. They can often enter your property without a warrant (but typically cannot enter anyone else's), although they don't have the immunity of the police. In most cases, they will find you, even if you flee to another state - these bounty hunters catch 90% of the fugitives that jump bail.
Not going to court will turn your bail bonds dealer into your enemy. However, if you play by the rules and show up, they will support you, and you will benefit from their experience navigating the court system and helping you move through it without hassle.
Contact Delco Bail Bonds for a Stress-Free Bail Bond Experience
When you're dealing with the stress of being arrested and facing criminal charges, navigating the legal system on your own can be overwhelming. That's where Delco Bail Bonds comes in. We are available 24/7 to help you get out of jail as quickly as possible.
We understand this is a difficult time for you and your loved ones, and we strive to make the bail bond experience as stress-free as possible. We are flexible about payment terms and collateral and will work with you to find the best solution for your situation.
If you or someone you know is being held with bail posted, don't hesitate to contact us immediately. Let us help you through this tough time and get you back to your life.