HOW DOES THE BAIL BOND PROCESS WORK IN TEXAS?
The bail bond process can be frightening. What do you do? Who do you call? We suggest that you call Not Guilty Bail Bonds.
When someone is arrested and charged with a crime it typically requires someone to posted bail. Not Guilty Bail Bonds can help you that. Below, we have detailed a chain of events that can take place when someone is arrested. We will walk you through the process.
The Bail Bond Process
What happens when someone is arrested?
When someone is arrested, he or she is taken into custody and detained at the police station, local jail or county jail. They will be fingerprinted, photographed and placed in a jail cell.
What rights do you have after you’ve been arrested?
You have the right to remain silent. If you do say anything, it can be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to have a lawyer present during any questioning. If you cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed for you if you so desire.
What is bail?
Bail is the set amount that someone has to pay in exchange to get out of jail. Not only does it get you out of jail for the moment, it is also financial leverage for the offending person to appear in court. If the person appears in court as scheduled, the bail amount is often returned. However, failure to show in court, would subject the person to be arrested and the bail amount can be forfeited.
How is bail determined?
When someone is in jail the bail is set by a judge. This is the amount of money that it will take to get you out of jail. It is determine based on the charges, criminal history, flee risk, and various other factors. Once bail has been set people have three options:
- Stay in jail until a court date is scheduled
- Pay a bond in full
- Hire a bondsman for assistance
What does a Bondsman do?
For a fee, the bondsman will place the full bond amount with the courts, and in return the person incarcerated will be released. The length of time it takes for the person to be released varies based on which jail the person is incarcerated in.
How does Bail Work?
Bail is simply an amount of money that is deposited with the court to ensure that you show up for all court proceedings. You can post your bail in cash with the court, and you will then be released from custody. If the defendant does not have enough cash to post the entire bail, the court will accept a bail bond.
A defendant secures a bail bond usually by paying a private bail bond company a nonrefundable premium or fee. The bond company then guarantees payment of the full bail amount to the court. The defendant agrees to show up for all court dates as required.
What happens after bail has been posted?
Once a bond has been posted and the individual has been released from custody they need to contact one of our three offices as soon as possible. As a new client you are required to come in and fill out out paperwork. This paperwork only takes about 10-15 minutes to complete. Once completed, your bondsman explains the rules, regulations, and obligations while on bond with them.
Aside from understanding how much the bond is and paying back, post-release steps include:
- Payment plan guidelines
- Continually updated information on the client
- Weekly phone check-ins
These obligations remain in place until the client has met all court responsibilities and made all payments to the bond company. If they miss any court dates, it will cost you.
HOW DO I GET SOMEONE OUT OF JAIL IN TEXAS?
Not Guilty Bail Bonds is here for you. When someone gets arrested in Texas, a bail amount is determined by the court. This bail amount must be posted before you can get out of jail. We will help you through this very stressful process. It all starts with a call.
Not Guilty Bail Bonds Process
This begins the bail evaluation. Please provide our agent with the following information:
- Name of defendant and what jail or detention center they are incarcerated at.
- Defendant’s home state and county.
- Your relationship to the defendant.
- Defendant’s employer and length of employment.
Not Guilty Bail Bond will check status and the charges levied in the inmate and gather any additional information needed to evaluate the case. This begins the pre-qualification to determine if we are the right bail bonds company for you.
Feel free to use the buttons below to attempt to locate the person you are trying to help.
As the Co-Signer, it’s your responsibility to make sure the defendant appears at their scheduled court dates and that they meet any obligations mandated by the court.
Post bond. Once the agreed bail premium has been paid, we will post bail as quickly as possible.
The defendant simply downloads and opens the App once installed on his/her phone and clicks on the “Check-In” button. The defendant will then take a selfie and click on the “Send Check-In Details” button. This will update the defendant’s Check-In log in Bailbooks and capture his/her GPS location and add to the defendants’ “Check-In Location History”, which will catalog each location from which a defendant checks in.