Posting a bail bond for someone comes with responsibilities and obligations. It doesn’t only involve the person in jail because you are putting your name and even your possessions on the line for someone else’s freedom.
This is why you have to make sure you’re prepared by asking critical questions to yourself about the jailed person, about the rules pertaining to bonds, and your own availability to attend to the process. Answer these questions before deciding whether to bail someone out or not.
Do You Really Know the Person?
Because you’re shouldering financial responsibility for the person you’re bailing out, you need to know that you can trust them. This is to ensure that the defendant will not miss a court appearance to prevent the bail from being revoked.