Your responsibility as surety for a criminal bond
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You, as surety, are entering into a Contractual Agreement to produce the individual on the scheduled appearance date(s). At the time the bond is signed a lien will be issued and placed against the property used and you will be required to pay a $25 fee to cover the cost for filing the lien with the Clerk of Superior Court. In addition, effective July 1, 2013, you will be required to pay a $20 bond posting fee, per bond. Upon the appearance of your principal in Court, and disposition of the case, by providing documented proof of same to the Sheriff of Glynn County, you will be issued a cancellation of lien, which you will file with the Clerk of Superior Court accompanied by a $25 fee, per lien, to remove said lien(s).
If, on the Court date, you, as Surety, fail to produce the Defendant, you have failed to meet the terms of the Contractual Agreement and you will be required to pay the Court the sum of money specified in the Bond Agreement. If payment is not made, a judgment will be placed against your property for the amount of the bond plus Court cost. The Sheriff's Office is required by the law to seize your property for public auction. Once the property is sold, any proceeds exceeding the amount of the bond and Court cost will be returned to you, the Surety.
To be relieved of your Contractual Agreement prior to the scheduled Court appearance of the Defendant, you must return physical custody of the individual to the Sheriff's Office at the Glynn County Jail where you will be issued an off-bond receipt. When you come off the bond, you will be issued a lien cancellation, which you will file with the Clerk of Superior Court, along with $25 filing fee per lien to have the lien(s) removed.
Remember, the Sheriff's Office cannot, by Georgia Law, arrest the individual for the sole purpose of allowing you to go off the bond.