Good Reasons to Honor Your Bail Bond in Florida

Florida Bail Bondsman

James Brennan

Probably very few people out there would deliberately miss a court date. The consequences are just too steep. There are people, however, who may have a habit of being irresponsible with legal obligations that may end up missing court dates simply out of not taking it seriously enough. If you have a bail bond here are some good reasons why you should make certain that you honor your commitment to the Florida bail bond company and to the court.

 

It’s Not Just You

 

If a friend or a family member went ahead and bailed you out of jail, they took a big risk. In fact, if your bail was high, they probably had to put up collateral to get you out of jail. If you don’t honor your bail bond, they may actually be looking at losing that collateral, because of you.

 

In addition to that, the bail bond company that put their faith in you in regards to your showing up in court will become liable for the full amount of the bond if you don’t show up. Of course, this isn’t just going to affect them. In fact, the second this happens, they’re probably going to send people out looking for you to make sure that you do end up back in jail.

 

It Makes Everything Worse

 

Whether you’re looking at charges for something minor or something very serious, trying to run away is only going to make the situation much worse. Once the courts determine that you have missed your court date, a warrant for your arrest goes out immediately. This gives the police the right to enter your property, to search your car and to do just about anything else they need to do to bring you to justice.

 

When the skip tracers who work for the Jacksonville bail bonds company start looking for you, they’re going to start contacting people who might know where you are. This means friends and family. Not only is this obviously rather embarrassing, you’re also putting your friends and family in a bad situation that they should never be put through.

 

If you do honor your bail bond in you show up on your court date, nothing that’s going on with you is going to get worse. If you’re facing serious charges, that isn’t going to change, but you’re not going to be facing more charges for having run off when you were supposed to be in court. When it comes down to it, there is never a good reason to miss your court date or violate your bail bond.