A judge sets a bail amount which allows the defendant, if he or she pays it, to be released until the trial. The bail amount is set based on the crime, the defendant’s record, and how likely he or she is to flee. If the defendant is bailed out and fails to appear in court, the court will issue a re-arrest warrant for the defendant’s arrest, and the defendant will then be considered a fugitive and may be charged with bail jumping.
If you cannot afford to post the bail yourself, you can pay a Texas state licensed bail bondsman a fee to post a bail bond. The bail bond is a contract with the court in which the bail bondsman guarantees to pay the court the full amount of the bond if the defendant fails to appear for their scheduled court appearances. The co-signer of the contract (usually the defendant or a friend or relative of the defendant) guarantees to pay the full amount of the bail and any additional expenses if the defendant fails to make scheduled court appearances.
All Around Bonding provides several payment options for bail bonds, including cash, money orders, checks, and payment plans for those who qualify.
- Call us at 940-627-1140. We will walk you through the process and answer your questions.
- If you choose to purchase a bail bond, you will need to complete and sign an application and Indemnity Agreement.
- After the paperwork is finalized, a licensed bondsman will “post” the bail bond at the appropriate detention facility which will result in the release of the defendant. The process should take approximately 1-2 hours to complete in most cases.