What happens to my daughter if she posted bond and that person did not show up in court? 7 Answers as of September 17, 2013

I have a 20 year old daughter who posted bond through a bail bondsman. The person she posted bond for did not show up for court. She had no collateral attached to the bond. What happens to her?

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Law Office of James E. Smith
Law Office of James E. Smith | James Smith
She's liable for the amount of the bond.
Answer Applies to: Nevada
Replied: 9/17/2013
Gregory Casale Attorney at Law
Gregory Casale Attorney at Law | Gregory Casale
Since you have a bail bondsman involved it cannot be Massachusetts because there are no bail bondsmen in MA. You should speak to an attorney in the state where the court action occurred.
Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
Replied: 9/17/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
She may have to pay the rest of the bond to the bondsman.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/17/2013
Attorney at Law
Attorney at Law | Michael J. Kennedy
She will be sued for the bond premium plus costs.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/17/2013
Cynthia Henley, Lawyer
Cynthia Henley, Lawyer | Cynthia Henley
She signed a contract with the bondsman and the bondsman will go after her civilly for the money lost.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 9/17/2013
    Gates' Law, PLLC | Thomas E. Gates
    She is under obligation to pay the bond off. If she does not, she will be arrest and charged for failing to do so.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/17/2013
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    She becomes responsible for the remainder of the outstanding bond owed to the bondsman.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 9/17/2013
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