Stockton, CA asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for California

Q: Was arrested and bailed out and the district attorney never picked up the case. Do I still owe the bailbonds?

Or is the bailbonds dropped

3 Lawyer Answers
John Karas
John Karas
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Temecula, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You still owe the bail bondsman for posting bail on your behalf because uou entered into a biding contract with him (or he) independent of the charges being "dropped" (never filed or dismissed).

David Michael Lehr agrees with this answer

David Michael Lehr
David Michael Lehr
PREMIUM
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Ventura, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Call the bond company and try to work out a deal, but you still owe the money that you promised to pay.

Good luck

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: YES

the bonding co is different from the arresting agency.

however, I would try to negotiate with the company on what is owed.

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