Here are some frequently asked questions that will assist you before and after a bail bond has been issued.
What is a Bail Bond?
A bail bond is a formal, legally enforceable contract between parties. When you sign a bond for a defendant, you are guaranteeing that the defendant will appear in court, in Savannah, until the case has been tried. If the defendant fails to appear in court you become financially liable for the entire amount of the bond plus court fees.
Will I (the indemnitor) be notified of the defendant’s court dates?
Saseen will notify both parties of all court dates via mail and phone. It is the responsibility of both parties to ensure Saseen has current addresses and phone numbers on file.
What if the defendant misses court?
The bond will be forfeited and an arrest warrant will be issued for the defendant. The defendant is subject to apprehension and arrest.
What are my obligations as an Indemnitor?
The indemnitor is financially responsible for the entire amount of the bond until the court case, in Savannah, is discharged. As long as the court case is discharged, the liability of the indemnitor is lifted. It is suggested that you, the indemnitor, play an active role in the court case to ensure that the defendant attends court as required.
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