What does it mean to co-sign for a bail bond?

Co-signing for a bail bond is a very important issue to consider because it can carry serious legal ramifications. Much like co-signing for a car loan or house loan, the co-signer is obligating themselves to be responsible for another person. When a person c0-signs for a bail bond they are obligating themselves to be responsible for the person to show up to all of their court dates. When a person does not go to their court date, the bond is forfeited and an arrest warrant is issued. The co-signer on the bail bond is contractually obligated to pay for the full amount of the bond, not just the 10%. The co-signer can be sued and a judgment can be obtained against the person based on the bail bond contract.