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  •  That's where bondsmen (5+ / 0-)

    make their money - they foreclose on properties to which they hold the deed as surety for bonds when the person skips.

    I had an old college friend recently contact me (haven't seen or spoken to him since college some 40 years ago...) begging for me to be surety for a bail bond. I declined because I didn't have anything valuable enough to put up that didn't seriously exceed the bond amount and I didn't trust him to not skip out on the bail. That could have cost me my house because there's no way I had the cash to pay off the bondsman.

    They can foreclose on your property - take your car, your house, your land, your jewelry, whatever you use as surety - if you don't have the full amount of bail at the moment it comes due.  I don't personally know any bail bondsmen who will allow a payment schedule, but there might be some.

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    by Noddy on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 06:24:04 AM PST

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