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What Does a Guarantor Need to Know About Bail Bonds?

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Bail bonds exist for one reason: To get people out of jail. The bail amount is set rather high for multiple reasons, though, which can put a lot of financial pressure on the person bailing someone out (the guarantor). As a guarantor, you will have certain responsibilities to make sure the accused does not miss the court date which, in most cases, will cause your collateral to be surrendered.

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4 Steps of the Bail Process

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When a friend or family member is arrested, the first thought you have is this: How do I get this person out of jail as quickly as possible? Without bail bonds, jails would have to hold people for weeks and even months at a time until a defendant’s court date comes around. Bail exists because a lot of people don’t deserve to sit in jail for more than few hours. Fortunately, most states (like California) allow you to bail people out of jail by using a bail bondsman.

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