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Can a bail bondsman put a warrant out for my arrest if i haven't paid a bond i co-signed for?

Okmulgee, OK |

I co-signed for this guy i know to bond out of jail. He got sentenced to a year in jail. Now i owe 350 to a bail bondsman. I haven't been able to pay the bondsman because i am unemployed at this time. I was told the bondsman is now looking for me and has issued a warrant for my arrest. Can the bondsman really do this to me?

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Attorney answers 2

Posted

A bail bondsman cannot issue a warrant for your arrest- only judges and magistrates can do that. The bondsman may be looking for you for payment, but he cannot issue a warrant.

Posted

I agree with my colleague. The bondsman cannot issue a warrant. On the other hand he can come after you civilly for the payment. Good luck.

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