What Happens To My Bail Bond If I Missed My Court Date?
A bail bond has one purpose and that is to insure the appearance of a person in court. The bail bond is an insurance policy between the court and our agency to guarantee your appearance in court. The bail bond is valid for the entire time a person is going to court once the person is released on bail.
However, if a person does miss court we as bail agents have another job to do. If a person does miss court the judge will forfeit the bail bond (this is a formal process of legally notifying the insurance company that the defendant has missed court). The judge will also issue a bench warrant for the arrest of the person whom has missed court.
When and if this happens, we as bail agents can file documents with the court explaining the failure to appear and formally asking the court to reinstate the bail bond. This process can be done within a couple of days or some courts may take 7 to 10 days to schedule this hearing.
The reinstatement of a bail bond means that the court will accept the bail agencies request to reinstate the bail bond back to the original terms and conditions prior to the failure to appear. And most importantly when this is done the defendant does not have to go to jail and upon the judge reinstating the bail bond, the defendant is free to leave the courtroom and is once again free on the bail bond.
At Greg Padilla Bail Bonds we have over 30 years of experience helping our clients through this process should a person miss court. And some of the most important values we have at Greg Padilla Bail Bonds is our customer service and this is primarily done through providing service with “Dignity and Respect.”
Our integrity means a lot to our family and should have value with yours in that we are committed to working with the defendant and their indemnitor in giving them the most truthful information.
So, if you or someone you know has missed court, please know that Greg Padilla Bail Bonds has your best interest in mind in keeping you out on bail while awaiting your court proceedings. You have paid for this bail bond and we want to benefit from the values of our constitution in that your are innocent until proven guilty and you have the right to reasonable bail while awaiting trial.
If you have any questions, please feel more than comfortable in calling our office at 916-446-2663 and speaking to Topo or Greg and or any of our experienced staff members that can help you through this process.