What Happens If a Person Misses a Bail Payment?

What Happens If a Person Misses a Bail Payment?

Most people have a lot of questions and concerns when it comes to dealing with bail. This is largely because most people don’t know a whole lot about bail in the first place. After all, they never expected to need bail. Still, that doesn’t mean that someone they know will never get arrested. In California alone, thousands of people are arrested every single day.

One of the big concerns that people have when dealing with bail, is what happens when they miss a payment or miss a court date? Everyone understands that missing either one of those would not be good, but they aren’t sure exactly how bad it is. Does it lead to harsh consequences, or does the person just receive a slap on the wrist?

There Is a Contract

When a person posts bail with a bail bond, they sign an agreement with the bail agent. By signing the contract, the person is promising to go to all of their court dates. They are also agreeing to pay off the money they owe for the bail bond. Breaking a contract does have repercussions.

Just like with any other contract, once a person has signed it, they are expected to keep to their word. This means that there can be very harsh consequences if a person misses a payment or a court date. However, before anyone starts to panic, things aren’t always horrible if a person truly misses a payment or court date.

Was It an Accident?

The consequences of missing either a payment or a court date are largely dependent on why they were missed. For instance, at Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, if it was a genuine accident that led to something being missed, and the client responsibly contacts their bail agent as soon as they realize the mistake, then things don’t have to be so severe.

At Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles, we understand that life is messy and things that were once certain can become uncertain very quickly. Maybe something happened that made the once manageable payments difficult. When it comes to missed payments, we can work with clients to re-evaluate their payment plan.

If a person missed their court date because they were held up in traffic, or they forgot, they need to talk to their bail agent right away. When someone misses their court date, the court can consider the bail forfeit and the bail agent will begin trying to get into touch with the person. As long as the agent can get in touch with the person, they can help them set up a new court date.

Both of these outcomes are only available if the person talks with their bail agent immediately.

The Person Ran

If the person purposefully missed a payment or court date because they are running, then things will proceed differently. First, whenever something is missed, the bail agent will immediately begin trying to talk to their client. This includes trying all known phone numbers for the person, as well as contacting friends and family members to try and get the person’s whereabouts.

If agents cannot get ahold of the person, then the worst will be assumed and investigators will be called in to begin searching for the person. The investigators sometimes referred to as bounty hunters, will track down the person and bring them into the proper authorities to be arrested. The chances of them being granted bail again will be a whole lot slimmer.

The expenses for tracking the person down will be charged to whoever ran. If they cannot pay it, then whoever signed for the bail bond will have to pay for those expenses.

Sometimes Things Happen

Missing a payment or a court date while out on bail can be a very big deal. The immediate thought is that the person ran away, however that isn’t always the case. More often than not it was a mistake or accident and the person is still trying to follow the rules.

If that is the case, Cal Bail Bonds in Los Angeles is more than willing to work with our clients. We know that sometimes things happen. As long as our clients talk with us, we will help them deal with their bail.

If people try to run from the court while out on bail, they can expect to be tracked down. Someone will find them and bring them back into custody. Running just delays the inevitable and makes the whole situation worse. Sooner or later, everyone gets caught and has to face what they did.

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Quality Service, Affordable Cost

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In California, there is one bail bonds company who you can trust 100% to get the job done, and that is Perris Bail Bond Store. Our family-owned company has been at the top of the bail bond industry for the nearly 30 years they have been in business. Half of the success comes from the services we offer, and the ability to accommodate people in all kinds of legal and financial situations. The other half comes from the customer service experience you receive with the helpful bail agent assigned to your case.

  1. Open 24/7
  2. State-wide assistance
  3. Customized, low monthly rate payment plans
  4. Available financing
  5. Discounts for qualifying individuals
  6. Friendly and reliable bail agents
  7. Confidential and fast service

At Perris Bail Bond Store, you are promised excellent customer care and fast work, for a price that you can afford. For us, it is all about getting you and your family members back together, not the money.

Contact us today for a free consultation by Chatting With Us online or giving us a call at 800-793-2245.

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Hemet Bail Bond Store Will Give You Your Mother’s/Father’s Day

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Mother’s and Father’s Days are both approaching and all that is really wanted is a united family. If you have got a loved one in jail who needs bailing out, contact our team here at Hemet Bail Bond Store. We will help you take care of your loved one.

With our help, you can make sure your Mom or Dad has the best Mother’s and Father’s Day, by bailing out your sibling. You can also make sure your spouse does not miss his or her own Mother’s or Father’s Day. You can see to it that your child does not miss celebrating Mom or Dad.

So many people can be affected by one person’s arrest, yet that many people can also benefit with our help. Let us help make your Mother’s and Father’s Day the best one yet.

Contact Hemet Bail Bond Store online or call us at 800-793-2245 now.

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Riverside County Bail Bond Store Is Open 24/7

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A 3 A.M. phone call from your loved one in jail may be disturbing and troubling to you, but one to Riverside County Bail Bond Store is not to us. Riverside County Bail Bond Store is a 24/7 professional bail bonds company that serves all of California. We understand that people are arrested at all hours of the day. Hospitals do not close after 6 PM, and neither do police stations. So, why should we? Arrestees need our bail help at all hours, so we are here to give them that help.

Give us a call at any time and we promise someone on the Riverside County Bail Bond Store team will answer your call immediately. Alternatively, you can go online and Chat With Us. We are well staffed, well equipped, and well prepared to meet your bail bond needs quickly and efficiently.

You can Chat With Us online through our private and secure chat portal, or you can give us a call anytime at 800-793-2245.

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Explaining Bail Bonds

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When a person is arrested for a crime, he or she will have an arraignment hearing, at which time the judge will announce how much his or her bail is. Fortunately, the individual does not have to pay for bail on his or her own. Anyone can help pay for bail if they wish, though it is not cheap. In addition, a bail bonds company can help pay for bail with a bail bond, which lowers the cost that participating individuals need to pay. Here’s where Murrieta Bail Bond Store comes in.

By using a bail bond, anyone paying for the bail will only need to pay 10% of the bail. This 10% is paid to the bail bonds company over a payment plan. The bail bonds company, backed by an insurance company, signs off on the bond and submits it to the court.

    The defendant is then freed on the conditions that he or she:

  • Goes to court when he or she is ordered to.
  • Stays out of trouble.
  • Makes bail bonds payments on time.
  • Obliges to any other release terms and conditions.
  • Failure to comply with any of these can lead to the defendant being arrested again and held without bail.

To learn more about bail bonds and how they benefit you, please contact a Murrieta Bail Bond Store associate online or call 800-793-2245 now.

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