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Looking to Secure a Jail Release Date?
Smith & Vinson Law Firm Can Help.

Austin Jail Release Attorneys

Call (512) 359-3743 Immediately for Help Getting Someone Out of Travis County Jail

Do you need help getting a loved one out of the Travis County jail? Smith & Vinson Law Firm can help you. Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers, Jarrod Smith and Brad Vinson are on call 24/7.

Thinking about calling a bail bondsman? Bondsmen are expensive and can only contact a judge to see if there has been a bond set. This should not be your first option. A criminal defense attorney can approach a judge and argue for a personal bond to be set on your behalf. If granted, your loved one will be able to leave the jail based on their promise to appear at future court settings.

If the judge does not approve the personal bond, then the lawyers at Smith & Vinson Law Firm will argue for a cash deposit bond. If approved, you or a family member will put money up to the court to guarantee your loved one’s future appearances in court. After the case is closed, the money will be given back. Bondsmen are not able to ask for a personal bond or cash deposit bond.

The lawyers at Smith & Vinson are here to help you. Let us fight to get your loved out of jail.

There are three types of bonds in Texas.

Personal Bond

A personal bond or PR bond is the best type of bond for someone in custody. You or your loved ones are not required to put up any money with Travis County. You are not required to put up anything as collateral with Travis County. You may, however, have to pay some administrative fees. You are only required to give your promise to appear at all future court settings. However, if you fail to appear at a court setting and your bond is set aside, revoked, or forfeited, then, just like with a cash or surety bond, you will still be liable for the full amount of the personal bond.

In Travis County, pre-trial services review your criminal history and the facts of the current case and determine if a PR bond should be recommended to the judge. If pre-trial services determine that a PR bond should not be recommended, then a criminal defense attorney can still request a PR bond from the judge. This is something that a bail bondsmen cannot do. The lawyers at Smith & Vinson Law Firm can do this for you or your loved one. If granted, most PR bonds have conditions of bond that must be followed. If violated, your bond could be revoked.

Cash Bond

A cash bond means you or a loved one will be paying the full amount of the bond with the court until the case is resolved. A cash bond is something we would consider requesting if a PR bond is denied. This is also something that a bail bondsmen cannot request. Once the case is over and your loved one has not had their bond forfeited, then the cash bond will be returned to you. This is an expensive option for many clients and family members of clients. A cash bond in Travis County can be paid in cash, money order, or cashier’s check.

Surety Bond

A surety bond is what a bail bondsman uses. A licensed bail bondsman issues it. This is money put up by the bail bondsman and assures the court that you will appear at all future court dates. A surety bond requires that you pay a bail bondsman 10 to 20 percent of the bond. This 10 to 20 percent fee is non-refundable and is the cost of using a bail bondsman. This is money you will never get back.

Travis County Lawyers Available by Phone 24-Hours for Jail Release

If you have a loved one in the Travis County jail or have been arrested or charged with an offense in Austin, Travis County, Williamson County, Hays County, or any of the surrounding areas in Texas contact Smith & Vinson Law Firm.

At Smith & Vinson Law Firm, we will first work to get your loved one out of jail and then aggressively fight to defend the charges against him or her in court. We take their charges seriously and fight to protect your loved one’s constitutional rights. Jarrod Smith and Brad Vinson are aggressive trial lawyers that will fight for your loved one or family member from day one to get the best possible resolution for their case.

Call (512) 359-3743 immediately for a free consultation to seek the release of your loved one from Travis County jail.

Our Clients Are Our Biggest Endorsers
Hear What They Have to Say

  • Outstanding Lawyer

    “Jarrod is an outstanding advocate for his clients. He is well versed in evidence and criminal law nuances, skills which allow him to level the playing field for his clients and make certain they get a fair chance at justice.”


  • He's a real lawyer!

    “A civil issue arose in Austin with a family member. We sought the advice of a well named Austin attorney. This unnamed attorney provided egregious legal advice. In court, a lifetime civil injunction was ruled by the judge on this non-criminal civil issue. Once learning of this judgement we immediately started looking for another attorney and found Brad Vinson, with Smith and Vinson. Simply put, Brad had this entire debacle reversed and a new judgement set for what is customarily ruled in similar cases. It didn't take long either. I only wish we had called Brad first. He's a real lawyer!”


  • From the moment I spoke with him I was certain I had found the right person to represent me.

    “When I was charge with my DWI case, my son was able to attain Mr. Smith's number. From the moment I spoke with him I was certain I had found the right person to represent me. Mr. Smith was able to explain in detail what we were facing and what to expect. He kept in touch through the whole procedure and was able to walk me through every procedure that I needed to follow. I feel very satisfied with the results, Jarrod is a very trust-worthy person, I personally, highly recommend him. He was even able to help out with went as fast as to work on the payments without any hesitation.”

    Previous Client

  • 110% glad I chose Jarrod to represent and fight for me.

    “Pay them, be honest with them and communicate with them and they will fix your mistake. Plain and simple. Charged 1st DWI offense. Called in. Told them scenario. Worked with payment methods (very important) .I had numerous lawyers to choose from. 110% glad I chose Jarrod to represent and fight for me. Throughout whole process I had the utmost confidence in Mr. Smith and his work. the goal when we first met was to "get the DWI dismissed" and that is exactly what happened. mission accomplished. if you need a DWI removed call jarrod”

    Ronald D.

  • Knows how to help you

    “Jarrod has worked on both sides of the judicial divide, both prosecutor and defender, and is well-positioned to evaluate a client’s chances and recommend what to do about them. I first met when he was Jarrod dedicated and diligent member of South Texas Law Review. He was dedicated because he volunteered as an assistant editor-in-chief. He was diligent because he pitched in during semester breaks. I know Jarrod has the temperament of a great advocate.”


  • Texas Bar College
  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • DUI Defense Lawyers Association
  • National College for DUI Defense
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