Can a bondman issue a warrant for non payment of bond? 28 Answers as of May 22, 2013

I have been making payments to my bondman but now I'm unable to pay the amounts but I didn't skip town and I made all of my court appearances. He's threatening to have a warrant issued for my arrest

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Law office of Robert D. Scott | Robert Scott
He can request the court to revoke the bond and issue a warrant based on your non-payment.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 9/12/2012
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
Actually he can just come and get you and surrender you to the court on the bond. Then it is the court's problem if they want to change the bond.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/5/2012
Law Office of James A Schoenberger
Law Office of James A Schoenberger | James A Schoenberger
I do not believe they can have a warrant issues but they certainly can ask the court to relieve them on the bond, in which case you would be taken into custody.
Answer Applies to: Washington
Replied: 9/5/2012
Law Offices of Mark L. Smith
Law Offices of Mark L. Smith | Mark L. Smith
No.
Answer Applies to: Rhode Island
Replied: 5/22/2013
James M. Osak, P.C.
James M. Osak, P.C. | James M. Osak
YES. Bondsman doesn't CARE if you're in town or if you've made all of your court appearances . . . he only cares that YOU PAY HIM BACK NOW. Either PAY HIM or else. It's that simple.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/5/2012
    Law Office of Richard Williams
    Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
    Failure to honor your financial committment can be a reason that the courts will allow a bonding company to cancel your bond and surrender you to jail.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Jon M. Martinez Criminal Law Group | Jon M. Martinez
    Yes, the bondsman will be able to revoke your bond and have the court issue a warrant for any reason such as violating a condition of the release, skipping town or not paying the fees. Once he pulls his bond, the court will issue a warrant for your arrest and you will be held in custody until your case is over.
    Answer Applies to: Arizona
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Lee Law Group | Ernest Lee
    You are out of jail because he signed a bond promising your appearance. However, he CAN not revoke your bond because you didn't pay because you are still here, available to go to court. He may only rescind the bond is you skip and this is what his bond written to the court states. If you do pay as agreed for his going your bail, the proper way for him to force payment is to sue you for breach of contract and his revoking your bond for non-payment is an improper business practice.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq.
    Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
    The purpose of Bond is to guarantee your appearance in court. If you never missed a Hearing, why would you owe any more money to the Bondsman?
    Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    Yes, a condition of your release was having a bond. If you fail to pay the agreed amount, you no longer have met the requirements to have a bond.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Miller & Harrison, LLC
    Miller & Harrison, LLC | David Harrison
    The bondsman cannot ?issue a warrant?. However, he can inform the court that he wants off the bond, although normally to do that he would have to surrender you to the court (to be put in jail) as there would be no more bond if he decided to get off the bond. So he could grab you and take you to the jail or court and ask to be relieved from being on the bond.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    Yes. Work it out with him, or go to jail and lose all the money you've already paid.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
    The bondsman cannot issue a warrant, a judge can.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Law Office of Michael E. Dailey
    Law Office of Michael E. Dailey | Michael E. Dailey
    Failure to pay the percentage to the bonding company may result in the company trying to surrender you on the bond back to the custody of the court. What the court may then do with you is a question for the court.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser
    Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
    He can ask the judge to allow him to withdraw as surety and require you to post a cash bond if you violate the terms of the bond, which may include payment of the bondsman's fees.
    Answer Applies to: Kansas
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    He could show up in court and ask that the bond be revoked and get his money back that way.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Beaulier Law Office
    Beaulier Law Office | Maury Beaulier
    He may revoke his bond with the court which would result n a warrant for your arrest unless you can post the required bail in full.
    Answer Applies to: Minnesota
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    That wold be a civil matter and if you owe someone money they can sue you and you can defend the case or not show up and get a default judgment against you. You should find a way to pay your debt and avoid the credit problem.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    He can ask the court to revoke his bond. He is owed his money and your agreement was that the money would be paid and he would post bond. You are in violation of a contract so he can revoke his end of the contract.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Law Office of Gregory Crain | Gregory Crain
    Yes.
    Answer Applies to: Arkansas
    Replied: 5/22/2013
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    A bondsman has already paid the entire bond in order to have you remain out of custody. That remains the case whether the pay off the bondsman or not. And as long as you have been attending your court dates, you will be fine. Only a Judge can issue a warrant.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD
    Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD | Mace Yampolsky
    Yes you should go to court and ask the judge to exonerate the bond.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Leonard A. Kaanta, P.C. | Leonard A. Kaanta
    He proablably can.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Myles Hahn III Attorney at Law | Myles Hahn III
    He would pursue theft charges with the police and/or state's attorney. Warrants are issued by the court.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    VANJOHNSON LAW FIRM, LLC
    VANJOHNSON LAW FIRM, LLC | Anthony Overton Van Johnson
    When an individual is arrested and charged with a criminal offense, the individual may either pay the total cost of the bond to the Sheriff's Department, which is referred to as a "cash bond", or the individual may go thorugh a bonding company and pay a percentage of the total bond amount (typically 10% to 12%). If, for example, the Defendant charged with the offense has a bond of $15,000.00. By going through a bonding company (instead of paying a cash bond), the Defendant would pay approximately $1,800.00 to the bonding company. The bonding company is then on the hook to the court for the full $15,000.00, in the event that the Defendant fails to appear in court as ordered. Accordingly, if the Defendant fails to appear in court as ordered, the judge will issue a biench warrant for the arrest of the Defendant. The bonding company then must either produce the Defendant, or pay $15,000.00 to the court. In order to avoid paying $15,000.00 to the court, the bonding company will look for the Defendant and may employ bounty hunters for that purpose. There is a deadline given by the court to the bonding company to either produce the Defendant or pay up. Thus, the bondsman can and will take the Defendant into custody (if authorized to do so) and deliver him/her to the law enforcement authorities, if they can locate the Defendant. Now, in your specific question, since you have appeared at all of your court appearances, the bonding company could come off of your bond. If the bonding company comes off of your bond, you will need to either pay a cash bond or find another bonding company to post the bond on your behalf.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    T.K. Byrne | Timothy K. Byrne
    They surrender or come off your bond. A judge will then issue a warrant
    Answer Applies to: Mississippi
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    He can request a warrant if you are still pending trial.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/5/2012
    Mary W Craig P.C. | Mary W Craig
    If your case has concluded and you are just paying off the amount you owe him, he cannot have your arrested. He can only sue you in court. If your case is still active, however, he can go off your bond and have you arrested.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 9/5/2012
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