Indemnitor might be a scary word, but all it really means is that you are responsible for the bail bond, and any associated costs in returning the defendant back into the court system, should they choose to run from the law.
We are a Las Vegas bail bond agency that can handle this entire process. You become the indemnitor when you are the person signing for the bail bond. To say it another way, you become responsible for the person that you are signing for. This process occurs in the bail bond office. We will let you know of your rights, and your responsibilities when you sign any documentation.
Although this may sound like a scary proposition, please understand that as the representative for the person that is in custody, you are the only person that can do this for them. Because they are in custody, they are unable to reach out to a bail bond agency to secure the arrangement.
When you assume this role, you are assuming the financial responsibility for the person that the bond is for.
Primarily, we deal with the indemnitor, whenever there are any issues dealing with the bail bond process. That being said, we will be the first person you contact if you have any questions about the bail bond, and you have any questions about the responsibilities that are inherent in signing the bail bond. If the court has any issues with the bond, you will contact us and we will be able to help you through the process, or handle it for you.
You should never agree to be the Indemnitor, unless you trust the person that you are signing for. When we say the person you are “signing for”, this is usually the defendant that is in custody. When you sign as Indemnitor, you assume certain responsibilities that are dependent on you getting your bail bond deposit back.
Please understand that any bail bond agency is a business that loans money for bail bonds, and they expect to get their money back. If the defendant skips bail, and does not show up for their court date, you are on the hook for the money.
Your main role is to ensure that the defendant appears in court at their appointed date. This may sound like it is trivial, but when you assume the role of Indemnitor, it is also your responsibility to make sure that the defendant follows up with his or her court date, and fulfills their legal requirements.
When you assume this role, you are taking responsibility for any cost involved with the court case. This will include any additional cost that come up until the court matter is resolved. If necessary, a fugitive recovery Agency will be hired to locate and bring the defendant back to the court system. You should be aware that any costs that are associated with bringing the defendant back into the court system will be assumed by you.