Do I need to hire a bail bondsman?

Do I need to hire a bail bondsman?

- SW, Texas

Answer:

Many times the answer is no. i have assisted many people in getting released from jail. Attorneys in Travis County and Austin have many options in helping someone get out on bond. Many times a person can qualify for a personal bond once an attorney is hired. Judges feel that persons with attorneys are more likely to show up for court and an attorney can help clients keep up with their court dates. Also, my experience helps in discussing bond issues with judges. Someone released on bond will need to hire an attorney as judges seldom appoint attorneys to persons on surety bonds because their view is that if you can afford a bond, you can afford an attorney. The money you save by hiring me instead of paying a bail bond is money that can toward my fee. Don't pay twice.

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