If you don’t pay back the bondsman, the bondsman has the right to take legal action to reclaim the money they paid to provide your quick release from jail.
This can include hiring a private investigator to locate the person who failed to pay and filing a civil lawsuit to recover the money. If the bondsman cannot locate the person who failed to pay, they may also report the person to the police as a fugitive from justice. In addition to this, the defendant may also be arrested again for violating the terms of their bond. If the bond amount is not paid, the bond is considered in default, and the bondsman can take legal action to recover the collateral or assets that were pledged as collateral.
What Bondsman Do To Get Their Money Back
We will work with most people who can’t pay their full bond amount, allowing partial payments and payment plans, including accepting collateral or payment in the form of deeds, cars, or other personal items of value.
Should you decide not to pay and think you can avoid paying, these are some of the ways a bondsman will attempt to get their money back…
- Contact your friends and family via phone.
- Appear at the door to your home, your friends and family
- Contact your friends on social media
- Physically hunt you down and confront you at your job, home, or anywhere else you can be found.
- File a lawsuit against you, and have you served
If you bailed on the court and didn’t show, a bounty hunter will be sent out after you and will have abilities and permissions that the police wouldn’t.