my two friend signed their name to bail me out how ever i made a payment arrangement to pay the bail guy but its a little heavy for me . can i just surrender myself or if i decided not to pay them what will happened ?
These two people must not be your friends if you are ok with having them go to jail just because they wanted to bail you out. If you don't pay the bail they won't go to jail, you will and then you'll need to be bailed out again but it sounds to me like you're not a good risk once your friends find out that you wanted them to go to jail instead of you you'll be hard pressed getting other people to post bail money for you.
If you don't pay, you can be charged with theft because you are essentially stealing he bail bonds service. Once they don't get paid, they will let the court know and you will go back for the original charge, as well as the new one.
In addition, if you don't pay, your "friends" will be stuck with the bill as co-signers. If they don't pay your debt, they are them also looking at dings on their credit report, and the potential for jail for theft.
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You will still have to pay bail bonds and possubky face additional charges if you don't . Your friends are in the hook as well.
This is a civil contract.
ANDREW ROBERTS CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC TICKET DEFENSE ATTORNEY
Sure, you can surrender yourself. The bondsman will still expect to be paid. Give them a call and discuss your options. Speak to your lawyer as well.
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney--Former Prosecutor--20 years experience.
You're probably out of luck on that one. Once the contract is signed and the bonding agent bails you out of custody the contract is complete. Unless there is some condition in the contract that you can surrender yourself and get a refund (very unlikely), you - and probably the other signers to the contract - are going to be stuck.
Nobody goes to jail for failing to pay the bonds company.
The bail company can revoke your bail and you can be remanded if you don't pay, but it's not a criminal violation not to pay.
Your friends may be sued by the bonds company, but they aren't going to jail. This is not a theft - it is a civil (contract) dispute.
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