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What Happens If You Don’t Pay Your Bail Bondsman?

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If you do not pay your bail bondsman, you may breach your contract with them. When you use the services of a bail bondsman, you sign a contract that outlines the terms of the agreement. This contract will usually specify the fee for the bondsman’s services and any collateral you may have put up.

If you fail to pay the bondsman as agreed, they may take legal action against you to recover the money owed.

This could include filing a civil lawsuit or hiring a collection agency to pursue the debt. The bondsman may also revoke your bond and return you to jail, meaning you would be responsible for paying the full bail amount.

In addition, if you used collateral to secure the bond, such as property or a vehicle, the bondsman may seize that collateral to recover the money owed. Read and understand the terms of the contract before using the services of a bondsman and make sure you can meet your obligations under the agreement.

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