Defendant Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the Defendant

First and foremost is to appear at all required court dates and times. This burden is on you. No matter what happens, even if someone else makes a mistake, it is your responsibility to make all appearances.

We and/or the Indemnitor (whoever paid your bond), can and will impose additional restrictions on your freedoms. Depending on the severity of the charges these can range from being under house restriction, not traveling out of the county, drug/alcohol/psychological treatment programs, or maybe just checking in with our office periodically.

If you don't meet at the jail, you are required to meet with one of our agents for an in-person interview and to complete the paperwork within 24 hours of being released. At this time we will explain the conditions of your release so you will have no surprises. We will also provide you with the date and time of your first court appearance. We are here to make the process as easy for you as possible and will try to help any way we can.

The important thing to remember is that the Bondsman and your Indemnitors have complete control over your person until your case is completed. If you fail to comply with any of the conditions of your release or any of the parties believe you are going to violate a condition of the bond or become a flight risk, you will be arrested and placed back into custody. We have some of the best Fugitive Recovery Agents in the business and failure to appear on a bond is a crime.  It can carry its own charge against you.

In summary, your task is to deal with the justice system and any problems that may arise. We are here to help you do this, you aren't alone. Your situation can only become worse if you don't deal with all the requirements of the justice system.

Washington Bail Bondsman