What Happens When You Don’t Pay Back A Bail Bondsman?
Let’s begin by saying that when you work with a bail bondsman, you’ve entered into some serious business. While bondsmen are not law enforcement officers, they do have a great deal of legal authority, especially where you, their client, is concerned. They provide an important service to a lot of people in times of great need, and they deserve to be paid, so the contract you’ll sign to work with one will be extremely binding, and if you don’t pay a bail bondsman’s fee, your life will get more complicated.
Did you breach your contract with your bondsman?
The thing is, when you breach a contract with a bondsman, you’re also in breach of your agreement with the court, which dictates the terms of your release on bond. If you don’t pay the money back as agreed, the bondsman is empowered to take some serious steps. Of course, they can sue you for the money, like anyone else, but their unique relationship with the court system puts other options at their disposal.
Can a bondsman seize your property if you don’t pay back a bail bondsman?
Depending on the particular language of your bondsman’s contract, they may be able to seize some of your property or garnish your wages. It’s very important to read the contract because it may also have other terms that limit your options should you default on payment.