Can Wages Be Garnished For Bail?
Wages cannot be garnished to pay back a bail bond because bail bonds are not regulated by the government and are a civil service. Instead, when all other efforts to find you or your co-signer have been used, a bail bonds company will resort to a lawsuit with an attorney.
What Will Happen If You Don’t Pay A Bail Bondsman?
Bail bond companies operate under a loose contract and use bounty hunters to help recover money if needed. Remember that bail bond firms are not government controlled; they are private companies that have agreed to put up the total bond sums for clients for a minimal service cost of 10% of the total bond.
Consequently, if you hire a bail bonds business and your bond is for $30,000, the company will post the entire $30,000 on your behalf to the court, and you will only be responsible for paying $3,000 in fees. You don’t get a return on that money, but you can avoid posting the whole $30,000 to avoid going to jail until your hearing.