What happens if the person bailed out is late for court? Is the bond forfeited?

Technically, yes, the bond could be forfeited at that time. The court may view the defendant’s failure to appear as a willful act and issue an additional warrant. The defendant will then be subject to arrest.

If you know the person is going to be late or can’t find the right courtroom, Please contact your local agent, or any Free at Last office to make us aware and our team will lead you in the right direction or contact the courts on your behalf. It is always best to make a late appearance than no appearance at all.