If someone who is arrested has poor credit or low net worth, many bail bond companies will request a co-signer before posting bail. A co-signer assumes some of the financial responsibility for the bail amount. This means the co-signer needs a solid credit history or something like a home for collateral. If the defendant flees to avoid trial, the co-signer is expected to help find the person.
One way to look for a co-signer is to ask a family member, as they will have an interest in the defendant’s release. By having a relative co-sign, an arrested person may be more likely to show up for trial to avoid betraying a family member’s trust. You may also ask a neighbor or friend. They should be a person who trust the defendant enough to believe that person would not skip out on bail.
In general, it is best to look for someone who is financially capable of helping with the bail bond and is prepared to take responsibility should the person arrested skip bail.
Bail Bonds can be very expensive. Escape Bail Bonds has multiple bail payment options, and will work to meet your specific needs. If you have any questions about payment or the bail process in general, give us a call at (818)609-8888. Search for us under Burbank Bail Bonds.