Our grandson was arrested two weeks ago on domestic violence charges. His bail was set at $50,000 and the bondsman we worked with said it would cost $5,000 to purchase a bond. We didn’t have the full amount and he was kind enough to help us with a payment plan. My wife and I put $1,000 down and were told we could pay $250 a month until it was paid off. Well, our grandson was rearrested last night on the same charge. Do we still need to make payments to the El Centro bail bonds company if he’s back in jail?
The quick answer to that question is yes. The Imperial County bondsman earned his when your grandson was released from jail. When you and your wife cosigned the contract you agreed to two things. First, you were taking responsibility that your grandson would go to court when he was supposed to. Second, you were agreeing to pay for the bond. The fee that bondsmen charge their clients is set according to state law, and even if the company you worked with wanted to refund a portion of that money they are not allowed to do so. Should you stop making payments your account will be turned over to collections, which could put a negative mark on your credit report.
If you need help getting someone out of the El Centro Jail fast call Adelante Bail Bonds now at 760-230-0194. Someone is here to take your call 24-hours a day 365-days a year.