In Jail? Need Bail?
Q. If I co-sign on a person's bond, how long am I liable for that bond?
A. Until that person's case has been disposed of.
Q. If I put my property up on a friend's bond and they miss court, can I hire a bail bondsman to help me have the friend arrested?
A. Yes. G.S. 15A-540: (d) A surety, may utilize the services and assistance of any surety bondsman, professional bondsman, or runner licensed under G.S. 58-71-40 to effect the arrest or surrender of a defendant under subsection (a) or (b) of this section.
Q. Once the defendant is finished with his/her court dates, do I get my money back I paid the bondsman for the bond fee?
A. No. The bond fee is how the bondsman makes his living.