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WHAT IS A CO-SIGNOR?


     A co-signor, also known as an indemnitor, is someone that signs the necessary bail bond documentation to have a defendant released from jail. When the bail agent posts a bond for the defendant, the defendant becomes financially responsible for the full amount of the bail bonds in the event he/she fails to make a court appearance and the bail agent cannot return the defendant to court. 


     A co-signor is just as financially responsible for the bail bond as the bail agency and defendant should the defendant fail to appear in court and the bail bond is forfeited. If there is more than one co-signor on a bail bond, they are jointly and severally liable. This means the money could be collected from one or multiple co-signors.


     A co-signor's liability is limited to the full face value of the bail bond and any expenses that is accrued if forfeiture occurs.


Note: It is very important the indemnitor feels confident the defendant will appear in all of his/her court appearances or posting a bail bond is not recommended. It is recommended that the co-signer maintain a very close relationship with the defendant and keeping an open line of communication.


     It is also the responsibility of the co-signor to make sure the defendant appears at all of their court dates, just as much as it is the bail agency. Should a co-signor believe that the defendant may fail to appear in court, they must contact the bail agency and inform them at once, so that the bail agency can take further steps to ensure that the defendant attends their hearing, or in some circumstances, revoke the bail, and re-incarcerate the defendant. 

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE DEFENDANT FAILS TO APPEAR IN COURT?


     If the defendant fails to appear in court, the Magisterial District Justice or Court of Common Pleas Judge will issue a bench warrant for the defendant's arrest and will forfeit the bond. This means that the full amount of the bail now becomes due to the court. The warrant will be entered in State and National locator systems until the fugitive is apprehended. The bail company will receive notice of the missed court appearance. The bail company will attempt to contact the defendant at home, work, and will contact other references to try to find the fugitive and arrange a new court date. If the defendant simply forgot his/her court date, arrangements can be made to turn the defendant into the local sheriff's department and arrange for the bail to be reinstated with very minimal cost to the defendant. However,  if these efforts are unsuccessful, and the defendant willfully failed to appear in court, the bail company must conclude that the defendant should be considered a fugitive from justice and must return to prison and be held without bail. 


     The bail company will then employ fugitive apprehension specialists, also known as bounty hunters to arrest the defendant. As a co-signer on a bail, you want to convince the fugitive to return to court as soon as possible. If the defendant reappears in court without delay you will only be liable for small failure to appear fees, fugitive recovery costs, and possibly court costs. Typically, the longer the defendant delays making a new court date, the higher the fees will be. If ultimately the defendant has fled and cannot be located within the time allowed by the court, the entire amount of the bail bond must be paid to the bail company. 

BAIL BOND FORMS


Below, you will find all of the forms 1st Access 24/7 Bail Bonds utilizes in order to post a bail bond. Not all of these forms are utilized by the indemnitor for each case (co-signor on a bail). However, when you utilize these forms, the bail agent will inform you as to what forms are necessary in order for you to complete the bail. Please click on each document title to the left of this page to open the file.

This document is provided to you for your records only. It outlines your rights, explains our legal duties and privacy practices. Our bail company is required by state laws to give you this notice. No further action must be taken with regard to this document. 

This document must be filled out by each indemnitor. This is the application that is submitted to the Surety Company. You must provide all identifying and financial information on this document. Bail agents are required by law to request this information. Once this document is completely filled out, you must sign this document and have it notarized

This document must be filled out by each indemnitor and is self-explanatory. 

This document must be filled out by each indemnitor and is self-explanatory. Should the defendant fail to appear in court, each indemnitor is jointly and severally liable for the full bail bonds amount and any additional expenses incurred while pursuing and capturing the defendant in order to return him to the jurisdiction in which the case presides. Once this document is filled out, you must sign this document and have it notarized.

*Please note: These forms are generated by our parent company, 1st Out 24/7 Bail Bonds. All bonds posted, shall be posted under 1st Out 24/7 Bail Bonds. 1st Access 24/7 Bail Bonds is a fictitious name registration formed under 1st Out 24/7 Bail Bonds

This document must be filled out by each indemnitor and is self-explanatory. Should the defendant fail to appear in court, each indemnitor is jointly and severally liable for the full bail bonds amount and any additional expenses incurred while pursuing and capturing the defendant in order to return him to the jurisdiction in which the case presides. If a civil judgment is filed against the bail bond company, and the bail bond company renders payment to the court, this document is filed against the indemnitor in order to place the judgment of bail bond costs against you. Once this document is filled out, you must sign this document and have it notarized

This document must be filled out by each indemnitor and is self-explanatory. Should the defendant have any holds/detainers and/or is wanted in another jurisdiction, the bail company is held harmless from the defendant being detained after the bond is posted. ALL BAIL PREMIUM IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

This document must be filled out by each indemnitor and is self-explanatory. Once the defendant is released from custody of the jail, they must follow all of the conditions outlined on this document. Failure to comply with these conditions will cause the bail company to revoke the bond and the defendant will be re-incarcerated. The indemnitor should be familiar with these conditions and acknowledge them by executing this document. 

This document must be filled out by each indemnitor and is self-explanatory.  

This document must be filled out by each indemnitor and is self-explanatory.  

This document must be filled out by each indemnitor and is self-explanatory.  

This document must be filled out by each indemnitor and is self-explanatory.  Once this document is filled out, you must sign this document and have it notarized. 

This document must be filled out by ANY indemnitor  that owns property and is self-explanatory.  Once this document is filled out, you must sign this document and have it notarized.