Everyone wants to do the right thing by their friends and loved ones. So when you get that call that they need to be bailed out of jail, you drop everything to help them out. Unfortunately, sometimes those friends aren”t what they seem and they have a one-way ticket out of the country as soon as you get them released.
When situations like these arise, if you can prove it, you can go to your bail bondsman and get the bail revoked. The key is to having clear proof that the defendant is about to violate his or her bail terms.
The following are tips on how to revoke bail for someone through your bail bondsman:
- Contact your bail bondsman immediately to let him know why you feel the bail needs to be revoked. The sooner you do this, the better!
- Contact travel agents or anyone else that would provide helpful information for the bail bondsman. Remind these sources that a crime is being committed and they are dealing with a fugitive.
- Pay the bail bondsman any additional fees that he or she may request in order to obtain from the courts a certified copy of the bail bond that you want to have revoked.
- Fill out all forms provided to you by the bail bondsman. Make sure that you are as detailed as possible in describing the defendant”s plans for violating their release terms.
- The last thing to do is simply wait for the bail bondsman”s bounty hunter to locate and apprehend the defendant. Once the defendant has been returned back into police custody and jailed, you may then be able to get back the premium that you had previously paid to the bail bondsman. This amount will be the 10 percent that you had paid, minus any additional fees it may have cost the bail bondsman to locate the defendant and bring him or her back.
Keep in mind that the sooner you act to get a bail bond revoked, the greater chance of being able to get it done.