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    Default Responsibility of a Consigner on a Bail Bond in Texas

    What responsibilities does a person assume when the bail/bond ask's for a co-signer? What stipulations can the co-signer fall under? Are they solely responsible for the person they co-sign for? If so, what are the exact responsibilities? Thanks ahead of time.
    Bev

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    Default Re: Texas: Bail/Bond Question

    If the person does not show up for court, you are responsible for the full amount of the bond. For example, if you co-sign for someone on a 25,000 bond and they run, you have to pay 25,000.

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    Default Re: Texas: Bail/Bond Question

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    What responsibilities does a person assume when the bail/bond ask's for a co-signer? What stipulations can the co-signer fall under? Are they solely responsible for the person they co-sign for? If so, what are the exact responsibilities? Thanks ahead of time.
    Bev
    The co-signer (also known as the indeminitor) would be financially liable for the full face value of the bail bond should the defendent fail to appear in court.

    This is a legal binding contract, anybody taking on this responsibility should take it seriously.

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    Default Re: Texas: Bail/Bond Question

    Is the showing up for court the only issue? Say the person violates their probation terms such as getting in a vehicle, driving drunk, and ends up in a wreck killing some one. Can some one come back on the person who sign's them out? Long story short .... my brother busted his probation. He was on probation for one DWI and another DWI that was lessened to wreckless driving. He violated his terms by public intoxication. He was picked up at a cafe. After 5 1/2 years of hell, we the family are refusing, because he has refused any help and continues to drink. I refuse to put him back out on the streets to put anyone's life in danger. Yes he is a threat to himself and society. Thank goodness the Judge, the DA, and the probation office realize he needs help! He is past the point of helping himself. His hearing is coming up (not on the docket yet). All the above mentioned agree that he needs to be committed into an intense rehab. program. The previous two DWI's did involve minor accidents, one was a parked car in a school zone, the other was a school bus at an intersection that was at a standstill, and thank goodness no children aboard, only the bus driver. Yes these were very minor accidents....the third strike will be an OUT!

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    Default Re: Texas: Bail/Bond Question

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    Is the showing up for court the only issue? Say the person violates their probation terms such as getting in a vehicle, driving drunk, and ends up in a wreck killing some one. Can some one come back on the person who sign's them out? Long story short .... my brother busted his probation. He was on probation for one DWI and another DWI that was lessened to wreckless driving. He violated his terms by public intoxication. He was picked up at a cafe. After 5 1/2 years of hell, we the family are refusing, because he has refused any help and continues to drink. I refuse to put him back out on the streets to put anyone's life in danger. Yes he is a threat to himself and society. Thank goodness the Judge, the DA, and the probation office realize he needs help! He is past the point of helping himself. His hearing is coming up (not on the docket yet). All the above mentioned agree that he needs to be committed into an intense rehab. program. The previous two DWI's did involve minor accidents, one was a parked car in a school zone, the other was a school bus at an intersection that was at a standstill, and thank goodness no children aboard, only the bus driver. Yes these were very minor accidents....the third strike will be an OUT!
    Let him sit!!!

    You are right, hopefully he will get the help he needs.

    A co-signer is only responsible for the contract that he/she signed.

    Bail allows the defendent to remain free while awaiting his/her court date.

    These two links may help you understand more:

    http://www.bail.com/Texas/Tomball/

    http://www.igotadwi.com/bail.htm

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    Default Re: Responsibility of a Consigner on a Bail Bond in Texas

    Let me also say this to you. Make sure you have read your contract fully. Cause on mind if the defendant fails to show up for court I will charge you co-signer for time spent for looking for the defendant at a rate of $35.00 a hour per investigator, transport fee to jail, milage charge at 1.25 per mile to and from jail, and etc... You as co-signer has a right to revoke the bail bond any time you want. All you would have to do is call the bondsmen an say you do not want to be on the bond any more and the bondsmen will go an pick the defendant back up and put him/her back in jail. We also charge the fee for this.

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