Jail Release in Texas
Austin Criminal Defense Attorney
Being arrested and charged with a crime can be a very difficult situation, you may be experiencing fear, anxiety, and uncertainty regarding the future. If you have been arrested and you are awaiting your court date, then you may be able to obtain a release until your trial. If your loved one has been arrested, then they will be taken to jail where they will wait for the arresting officer to submit a probable cause affidavit. The magistrate will then review the affidavit to determine if there was enough probable cause and, if so, they will generally set bail.
Lawyer Assistance with Bail Bonds
Travis County is unique in that a lawyer can assist a client with obtaining release from jail through a bond. As long as the arrest was made in Travis County, an attorney can perform a jail release very similar to the way that a bail bondsmen can. One major benefit to obtaining a jail release through an attorney is that your money will be going toward a skilled defense of your case. A bondsmen will often charge a fee; this is money spent that cannot be used to obtain skilled legal defense.
It is also important for you to know that judges are only available to meet to discuss bail between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 a.m. Anyone arrested after 1:00 a.m. must wait until the next day for a bail hearing. If your bail is denied, then a representative from this firm can meet with the judge, provided that the meeting is within these hours, and work to have your bond approved so that you may be released as quickly as possible. Finally, a representative from this law office can expedite the process by working closely with the judge to obtain the bond that you need.
Different Types of Bonds in TX
There are three different types of bonds that can provide a release from jail until your court date:
- Cash bail bonds
- Personal bonds
- Surety bail bonds
A cash bail bond requires a person to pay the full amount of the bail that was set by the judge. These bonds can often be thousands of dollars, and you will be unable to retrieve the money until after the conclusion of the criminal case, which means that this large amount of money could be tied up for years. A personal bond is a much cheaper option that allows the person in jail to pay only a $20 fee if they qualify for this bond type. Obtaining a surety bond involves going to a bond company that may charge 15-20% of the bail amount in order to have the jail paid.
Pursuing Jail Release for Your Loved Ones
The Law Office of Richard T. Jones is dedicated to providing excellent representation. Attorney Jones and his team work to provide their clients with the legal assistance that they need in order to make bail and be released to spend time with their family and prepare for their court date. If you have been arrested for a crime, then you may benefit from the assistance of Richard Jones in obtaining release from jail.
Attorney Richard Jones has experience in convincing a judge to approve an initially denied bond. If you have been denied a personal bond, then seek the representation of Attorney Jones in order to obtain the outcome or judgment that you need. He understands the severity of your situation, and he is intent on providing clients with the assistance that they need in order to obtain a release from jail.
Contact Richard Jones today to discuss your situation and to learn more about how he can help you.