When you have a friend or family member that has been arrested and charged most people want to do all they can to help. Being in jail is not something that anyone wants to have to deal with. It is also something that you want to help avoid for the ones that you love. Being arrested can be quite traumatizing and it is important to know what you need to do and how you need to act. The arrest is really only one part of what you will need to go through. Then you need to be booked at the jail and given a time to see the judge. During this time you will be surrounded by other inmates and you could be stuck staying overnight or longer. That is why you want to use your right to bail out of jail and many times that will require a cosigner. The cosigner should really consider what they are getting themselves into before they take that step. Ajua Bail Bonds outlines what you need to know before cosigning bail.
Who Can Cosign a Bail Bond?
Most bail bond companies will not just take anyone on as a cosigner. If you use someone to cosign for a loan they need to have good credit. There are some criteria that a bail company will want to see if you are to be qualified to cosign for bail. You of course must be an adult to start off with. They also want to see that you have a steady job and you have a proper credit history. They are allowing you to sign for bail as a backup if the person does not live up to their end of the bargain. You are on the hook for the responsibility. They want to try and produce some evidence that you are in fact responsible before they take you on as a cosigner. You want to make sure that you call in advance and find out what they want you to bring in terms or proof and identification. If you are approved to be a cosigner then you want to still take in some other consideration.
What Happens if Someone Jumps Bail and You’re the Cosigner
You need to be prepared that any money or collateral that you use for the bail can be lost for good. The person that has been bailed out is under some restrictions as well as requirements to arrive and show up. If you are not prepared to make the payments of have a potential lien on your property than being a cosigner is not right for you.
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You want to make sure you look at the person that has been arrested and decide what kind of trust you have in them. Many people have been arrested and are very responsible and very dedicated to clearing their name. If you are not sure about them showing up for appointments and court or they may not make their payments you may want to rethink your role as cosigner. Ajua Bail Bonds can help get your loved ones out of jail fast. Call us today to talk to our staff.