Can I Co-Sign for a Parent’s Bail Bond?
You just got word that one of your parents has been arrested, and you’re not sure what you should do. You’ve heard about bail bonds and are wondering if they are something you can co-sign for your parent.
As long as you are over the age of 18 and are willing to help out your parents, the answer is yes. We do urge you to carefully consider everything before you do. Co-signing for a bail bond is a big deal, even when the person named on the bond is a parent.
The first thing to consider is your financial situation. Is your credit rating decent? Do you own anything that you could use as collateral? Don’t assume that just because the answer is no, you won’t be able to help your parent. If the bail is low enough, it’s possible we’ll still want to work with you and help you get a bail bond for your parent.
Even if you aren’t in a position to co-sign for your parent’s bail bond, don’t be discouraged about talking to us. It’s highly likely that with our help, you may be able to think of someone who is in a position to co-sign for your parent.
One of the things we offer you and everyone else who is in your position is a free consultation. The great thing about our consultations is that they are always handled by a live person; you’re never left at the mercy of a chatbot that provides you with standard answers. The second great thing about our consultations is that they are available 24/7, and yes, that also includes all major holidays. The final thing you should know about our bail bond consultations is that they are completely free. Not only will we not charge you a dime for simply talking to us, but we also won’t pressure you into making a decision for your parent that you aren’t ready for.
Before you sign a contract to serve as a co-signer for your parent’s bail bond, there are a few things you need to consider. The first is whether you’re ready to make sure your parent attends all of their court dates. If you think they will leave town, ignore the court dates, or you’re simply too busy to make sure they attend, you may want to find someone else to handle the responsibilities of being the co-signer.
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How Does Bail Bonds Work in Battery Cases
You got into an altercation with someone while you were out and about. Now, you’ve been charged with battery and are sitting in a jail cell.
The future probably doesn’t look very bright right now. In addition to worrying about whether you’ll be convicted and how severe a sentence you could face, you’re also worried about how if you don’t get out of jail soon, you’ll miss your next work shift and possibly lose your job. If you don’t have any income coming in, how are you going to stay on top of your bills?
Take a few deep breaths. There’s nothing you can do until your arraignment. Once you make it through that, you’ll know if bail is granted, how much bail money you need, and what conditions are attached to your release.
Don’t think you’re out of luck if the judge sets a bail that’s way higher than you can afford. When that happens, all you have to do is turn to Madera Bail Bond. We’re ready and willing to help. In exchange for a 10%, we’ll post a bail bond for you. Once this is done, you’ll be released.
We do want to warn you that even though you’re free on a bail bond, the circumstances surrounding your battery chargemean that you may not be able to go back to your regular life. It’s possible that you’ll have to make some major changes so that you don’t violate the terms of your bail. Restrictions that are commonly attached to battery cases include the following:
- Not being able to go near the alleged victim
- Having to follow a curfew
- Electronic monitoring
- Avoiding all criminal activity
- Not being allowed to leave a specific legal jurisdiction
- Attending all court dates
It’s important that you follow all of the bail restrictions to the letter. Violating a single one will result in your bail getting revoked, you’ll be returned to jail, and you will probably be denied bail at your next arraignment.
There are several reasons why you should contact Madera Bail Bonds when you’ve been charged with battery in California: These reasons include the following:
- 20% Discount to Veterans and ARRP members
- Free consultations
- Phone approvals
- No hidden fees
- 24/7 availability
- No collateral for working signers
- Outstanding customer service