I am in Texas. I posted and cosigned on a bond for my cousin. He then jumped bail and fled the day before court. I have been helpful to the bondsman and their insurance company, but I am sure he is out of the country. Ok, I know I am responsible for the bond money (29k). The bondsman is threatening me that he will have a warrant issued for theft of services. I understand this is a 3rd degree felony. I tried to work out a payment plan with them, but they want 10k down, which is impossible for me to do. So my question is, what is going to happen? If they get the warrant issued, I am sure I can bond out. Would this be something I can get probation on and pay restitution? I support my wife and two small kids, and cant afford jail time.
(a hard lesson learned)
----not too sure if this is the right subforum, if a mod needs to move it, plz do