I co-signed a Santa Rita Jail bail bonds contract last year after my boyfriend was arrested on felony DUI charges. We broke up last week and his case is still going on. All the bail bonds fees are paid but I no longer want to be responsible for him going to court, for all the obvious reasons. Can I get off a bail bonds contract?
Although it’s not impossible to get off of a bail bonds contract it is certainly not easy; the decision as to whether to let you out of this responsibility is in the hands of the bondsman who assisted you. The best way to approach the bondsman is to show up with another highly qualified signer who is willing to take on the responsibility of making sure your now ex-boyfriend will keep going to court. If you have a willing cosigner who is financially stable, has a stable income, good credit and/or owns a home, the bondsman will be far more willing to hear your request than were you to simply call and say you want out of the agreement because you’re no longer dating the defendant.