Austin Jail Release Attorneys
Call (512) 359-3743 Immediately for Help Getting Someone Out of Travis County Jail
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. An Austin jail release lawyer 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 Austin jail release 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.
Three Types of Bonds in Texas
1) 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 Austin jail release attorney can still request a PR bond from the judge. This is something that a bail bondsmen cannot do. The Austin jail release 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.
2) 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.
3) 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.
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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, our Austin jail release attorneys 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.
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