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What You Need to Know About Being a Bail Bond Co-Signer

Long Beach Bail Bonds

Long Beach Bail Bonds

When a legal document needs a co-signer, it means it needs an additional person to cover
the debt in case the first person, cannot make good on their payments and promises. Co-signers are not uncommon for major purchases like cars, homes, loans, and even bail bonds.


A co-signer will generally have a good credit history with an established income. In case they actually do need to pay the debt of the first person, they can do so without trouble. As you can imagine, agreeing to be a person’s co-signer comes with some risk.

For example, say John Doe was arrested and put into jail. He is allowed to post bail, which is set at $100,000. He decides to post this bail using a bail bond. He will now have to pay 10% of the $100,000...