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How do Bail Bonds Work?

June 25, 2015 | Posted by darryl

1) What is a Bail Bond in Savannah?

A bail bond, sometimes known as a surety bond, by definition is a “formal, legally enforceable contract between a first party (the principal or obligor), a second party (the customer or obligee), and a third party (the surety, such as Saseen Bonding Company) whereby Saseen Bonding Company guarantees payment of a specified maximum sum, or to otherwise compensate (indemnify), the obligee against damage or loss caused by the actions (or a failure to perform) of the obligor).”

You are guaranteeing that the defendant will appear in court in Savannah each and every time he/she is ordered to do so by the court.

2) What if the defendant misses court?

The bond will be forfeited and an arrest warrant will be issued for the defendant. The defendant is subject to apprehension and arrest.

Statutes vary from state to state. Please refer to your local statutes for the most up to date and detailed information.

3) What are my obligations as an Indemnitor?

The indemnitor is financially responsible for the entire amount of the bond until the court case in Savannah is discharged. As long as the court case is discharged, the liability of the indemnitor is lifted. It is suggested that you, the indemnitor, also play an active role in the court case to ensure that the defendant attends court as required.

4) Can I (the indemnitor) surrender the defendant back to jail?

No.  If you feel that the defendant may become a flight risk or has breached any part of the contract, please contact Saseen Bonding Company to understand all of your options regarding bail bonds in Savannah, GA.