A reassumption of liability also known as a reinstatement of liability is a tool that bail agents use in connection with misdemeanor and
felony cases to let the judge know that a defendant's absence from the judge's court was excusable by the bail agency. In short, the bail agent desires to remain on the bond after the defendant failed to appear and bail was forfeited. There are many reasons why a defendant forfeits or fails to show up for court. Reasons include getting the court dates wrong or a scheduling conflict. When the court forfeits the bond, bail agencies are given six months in which to rectify the forfeiture by producing the defendant in court. If you are arrested or charged with a misdemeanor or felony, contact The
Santa Cruz Criminal Defense Attorney.