A bail bond business won’t be able to immediately begin garnishing your wages if you owe them money for an overdue obligation. A bail bonds company must first file a lawsuit. After the lawsuit is awarded a civil judgment, they will have the option of garnishing your salary.
To provide you the opportunity to appear in court and answer a summons, a bail bonds business must establish that you owe them money.
- the initial agreement
- the debt’s proof of payment
- Their contractually guaranteed right to retrieve it
Everything must be shown.
State laws governing salary garnishment differ, but if you appear in court and negotiate a repayment plan, you can frequently fill out an agreement. The bail bonds business will be able to determine the garnishment amount when you fail to appear in court and will then automatically withhold the specified sum to begin collecting their debt.
Make sure you can bargain your case if you owe money to a bail bonds business and have been called to appear in court.