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I co-signed for a bail bond and the defendant missed court. Do I automatically have to pay the amount of the bond to the bail bonding agent? | Denver Criminal Defense Attorney

Courts generally allow a short period of time before judgment on the bond is entered. It is in your best interest to immediately contact the bail bonding agent and assist in having the defendant appear in court before judgment is entered.  If the bail bonding agent has to locate and arrest the defendant, you may be responsible for related fees and expenses. Surrendering the defendant may keep you from having to pay the full amount of a forfeited bond.