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Bail.com in Texas is a free resource. Our bail agents throughout Texas will assist you with free consultations and provide a variety of 24/7 bail bond services to meet your needs. These services include payment plans and no-collateral bonds (on approved credit) and nationwide immigration bonds, among others. We offer completely confidential service, with reliable, honest agents who will come to you if needed.
If you require bail bond services in Texas, here’s some additional information to keep in mind. For details on getting a bail bond in a specific location, click on the appropriate city below.
About Bail in Texas
It’s very important to understand that Texas bail agents can only write bonds in the county in which they’ve been licensed. So if you need a bond in Houston (in Harris County), you can’t use the services of an agent who’s licensed in another county like Fort Bend or Coryell County.
Once you connect with an agent in the right county, you’ll need to pay a percentage of the bail amount to get the defendant released from jail pending all required court appearances. In Texas, the bail fee ranges anywhere from 9% to 25%, with lower fees usually associated with higher bail amounts.
Good collateral – which backs the promise to appear in court – can lower the bail fee. An example of good collateral is rental property (meaning non-homestead, or principal dwelling, property). This is because in Texas, your primary residence can be protected from forced sale under the Homestead Act. This does not make a primary residence a good candidate for collateral, which the bail agent must use in case the defendant skips on his court appearance(s).
Once you arrange for bail for a defendant in Texas, the time it takes for a jail to process it and release the defendant varies based on a number of factors. (Booking and jailing occurs around the clock.) However, in a large city like Houston, the average processing time once the jail accepts the bail is about six to 10 hours.
How Bail Works in Texas
If you or someone you know has been arrested in Texas, it is very important that you understand exactly how bail works in Texas. Whenever someone is arrested, he or she will be taken to jail for booking and holding. In many cases, the individual will be able to get out of jail on a bail bond.
A bail bond is an amount of money that the courts will hold onto until the defendant has completed his or her criminal trial. The bail amount is determined based on the crime that the defendant has been accused of committing, as well as other factors, such as prior criminal history.
Because the cost of bail can be rather high for most people, many defendants choose to use bail bonding services. A bail bondsman is in the business of providing defendants with the full amount of bail that they need in order to get out of jail.
In order to use a bail bonding agency, it is important to understand how they work. A defendant contacts an agency after he or she has been arrested. The defendant needs to provide the bail bonding agency with his or her full name, booking number, accused crime, and any other information that th agency requests. From there, the bail bondsman will give the courts the full amount of the bail in the form of a bond.
In exchange for these bail bonding services, the defendant will need to pay the bail bondsman a down payment for his or her services. The down payment is usually about ten percent of the total cost of bail. Once the down payment has been made, the defendant still needs to return to court in order to complete his or her criminal obligation.
Once the criminal obligation has been completed, the payee of the bail bond will receive a full refund. However, if the defendant fails to appear in court for all court dates, the bail bonding company may lose the money that it put up for the bail bond. In such a case, the bondsman may go after assets that are held by the defendant, such as a home or a car.
Also, if a defendant fails to appear in court, the bail bondsman may also track the defendant down using bounty hunters and other methods. Therefore, it is always wise for defendants to complete their court obligations, regardless of whether they are guilty or innocent.
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