I was bail out by my brother and at my first court date. My bail was raised and I was took in to custody its been 5 years since now the bails bond is trying to sue me can they when the case is closed and my bail was raised and its been 5 years
Re-classifying so criminal defense lawyers will see this.
Avvo doesn't pay us for these responses, and I'm not your lawyer just because I answer this question or respond to any follow-up comments. If you want to hire me, please contact me. Otherwise, please don't expect a further response. We need an actual written agreement to form an attorney-client relationship. I'm only licensed in CA and you shouldn't rely on this answer, since each state has different laws, each situation is fact specific, and it's impossible to evaluate a legal problem without a comprehensive consultation and review of all the facts and documents at issue.
You may have a defense if they took no action for five years. Have they actually filed a lawsuit or just threatening?
SAN DIEGO CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY--20 years experience
If your brother bailed you out then he is the signatory on the bail not you so what is the basis of suing you? If it has been 5 years since the bail was forfeited I believe they are beyond the statute of limitations.If they haven't actually filed a civil case against you and are threatening then ignore them If they have filed something go see a civil attorney to defend you
Please be aware that any comments that I have made are preliminary and tentative and not based upon a thorough analysis of your case. I would need additional information and review the exact documentation to be sure of the above advice. The answer above does not create an attorney/client relationship and does not require me to answer any future questions.
Our Rating is calculated using information the lawyer has included on their profile in addition to the information we collect from state bar associations and other organizations that license legal professionals. Attorneys who claim their profiles and provide Avvo with more information tend to have a higher rating than those who do not.What determines Avvo Rating?Experience & background
Years licensed, work experience, educationLegal community recognition
Peer endorsements, associations, awardsLegal thought leadership
Publications, speaking engagementsDiscipline