I hired a Riverside bail bonds company a couple months back when I was arrested for criminal threats. The full, 10% cost to purchase the bond was paid within three hours of my being released. The bondsman sent me a notification with my court info and told me I would need to appear as required in order to resolve my case. I lost the paper but thought my court date was this morning at 8am. I was wrong. I was supposed to appear yesterday. I’m a little freaked out about this. What should I do?
The first thing you will want to do is remain calm.You will also want to call the bondsman in Riverside who helped get you out of jail. Tell then you intended to go to court but accidentally got the date wrong. The person you are speaking with will be able to send you a form called a reassumption of liability. This is something you will need to bring to the court in order to have your bench warrant lifted and to have the matter put back on the calendar.
Some courts will allow this document to be faxed in, others will require you appear in person. Be sure to ask your bondsman how the process works in Riverside County so they can help you understand what you need to do in order to have your bond reinstated.
For more information on how bail works in Riverside, CA call 951-213-4788 now to speak with a licensed agent in your area.