What Are Co-Signers and What Do They Do?
You can’t be expected to know everything about a subject or service that you have never used before. Nowhere is this fact truer than when it comes to bail. Most people have never dealt with bail before, and so they have lots of questions about the process. That is why San Jose Bail Bonds Los Gatos is here to help.
One topic that has been known to cause confusion amongst clients, is co-signers. What are they, and who can be one? It is actually a really simple term. A co-signer is anyone who is willing to sign the bail bond to get their friend or family member out of jail. They are called co-signers when there is more than one person willing to sign.
Anyone who wants to help rescue their loved one from jail can become a co-signer. However, it is recommended to find people who have good credit or meet other requirements, as this can help make paying for the bail easier for everyone. For instance, at San Jose Bail Bonds in Los Gatos we offer a 20% discount on the price of the bail bond if one of the co-signers meets just one of the following:
- Is a member of a union.
- Is a member of the military.
- Is a member of AARP.
- Is a homeowner.
- Has a private attorney.
By becoming a co-signer for a bail bond, a person is taking partial responsibility of the bail bond. This means it is up to them to make sure payments are made on time. They are also responsible for making sure their loved one goes to all of his or her court dates. Lastly, they will be responsible for making sure their loved one stays out of trouble. After all, they don’t want him or her to get arrested again.
When you have questions about any aspect of the bail process, you can always count on San Jose Bail Bonds in Los Gatos. Our bail agents are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They will always be ready to answer your questions.