Texas Bail Bonds

In need of Texas Bail Bonds? Our bail bond directory helps you find and get in touch with a nearby licensed bail bond agent in Texas. We also answer many important questions on how bail bonds work in Texas and how much bail bonds cost.

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How do bail bonds work in Texas?

BailBondsNetwork makes it simple to locate and get in touch with a licensed bail bond company in Texas. Numerous Texas bail bonds agents can bail you (or another person) out anytime anywhere in Texas. At your request, many bail bonds agents will come pick you up discreetly. Installment payment plans are usually available depending on each case.

To better understand how bail bonds work in Texas, it’s important to know that upon arrest anywhere in the state of Texas, a person is usually processed at the local county jail, and you cannot contact a bail bondsman until your mugshot and fingerprints have been taken. Your information is then entered into the system and a bail amount is set for your release. When the bail bond amount is decided, you or someone else can contact a Texas bail bondsman to post the bond at the local jail. At this time the jail release procedure begins and typically can take anywhere from 1 to 2 hours to be completed. While cash bonds are allowed, it is normally not commonly done due to the high expense.

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In Texas, each county has its own bail regulation, and bondsman must be licenses to operate in each county. This means you will have a local contact as your bondsman in Texas and they should be able to quickly arrive at the jail to release you. When you work with your Texas county bondsman, make sure you understand what all is involved in the bail fee. You may also be asked to put up property as collateral. As long as the arrested person attends all court dates and meets any other requirements (e.g. check ins with bondsman, drug/alcohol screening, etc.) then you will have nothing else to worry about. Breaking any agreed upon terms with the court or bondsman will result in a warrant for your arrest and you will be liable for the entire bail amount, not just the 10% paid to the bondsman.

How much is bail in Texas?

Individuals should ask the question of “How much does a bail bond cost?” so they understand what costs are associated with bail. Unlike other states, Texas has a unique way of handling bail bonds costs. Rather than having one set fee percentage that is charged for each bail bond in the state, Texas allows each county to regulate its bail bond system in accordance to Chapter 17.04 (Texas Occupations Code). The general bail bond fee charged is 10% but each county has the power to decide a minimum, maximum, or neither.

This level of regulation at the county levels is a reason why Texas has a large amount of bail bondsmen. It’s difficult for one bondsman to manage all the regulations across multiple counties, so various small bail companies exist across county lines. Make sure to visit your counties website to determine the exact fee structure, or simply talk to a nearby bondsman and openly ask them about the county regulations.

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