Process & Rates
How Bail Process Works
If you or your loved one has been arrested for the first time, you might be overwhelmed with questions about what happens next. The bail process is overwhelming, but it’s simple once you break it down. Here’s what you can expect the process to look like, from the bail hearing to the rates and payment plans you could get from JBond Bail Bonds.
Step 1: Bail Hearing
Within 48 hours of an arrest, the court is obligated to hold a bail hearing for the defendant. This hearing is for the defendant, their legal team, and any possible co-signers to know their bail amount. The defendant should already have an attorney, either privately hired or a public defender, by the time the court hearing takes place.
The bail amount is non-negotiable unless you file for a motion to modify bail. Fortunately, that doesn’t mean you or your co-signer have to pay the set amount.
Step 2: Get in Touch with JBond
Once you know the bail amount, it’s time to get in touch with an experienced bail bond agency like JBond. You won’t have to navigate the bail process alone with our experienced agents in your corner.
We’ll start by giving you all the free information you need about the bail process, and then we’ll ask you for some identifying information about yourself or your loved one. This information could include a full name, address, jail name, and inmate number. Depending on your bail amount and the circumstances of your case, you need to have a co-signer or collateral before you can be released.
From there, we’ll get started on the paperwork so you or your loved one can get out of jail as soon as possible. We know the bail process is complicated, which is why we do our best to make it easier for you.
Step 3: Rates
JBond Bail Bonds is dedicated to helping as many defendants as we can, regardless of financial situations. If you need to post bail but don’t have the money to do so, let us know immediately so we can work with you to establish a payment plan tailored to fit your financial situation. You might even qualify for a discounted rate!
With a bail bond agency like ours, you won’t have to worry about paying the full bail amount. If you’re required to put up collateral with your bond, we’ll talk you through the process and help you decide on the best collateral.
Step 4: Processing and Release
Once you’ve contacted us, one of our experienced bondsmen will do everything needed to get you or your loved one out of jail. Co-signers may be required to come into our office to sign paperwork, or to send completed paperwork to us through email or fax. Once the paperwork is processed and bail is posted, the defendant can finally be released and will need a ride home from jail.
Step 5: Out on Bail
Once the defendant is out on bail, it’s important to comply with the terms of release. That means no traveling out of the country, no criminal activity, no drug use, and anything else you’re required to do by the court or your co-signer.
While out on bail, keep in touch with your bondsman and your legal team so they know you’re not violating the terms of your bail. Use this time to work on your defense, get extra work hours, take care of upcoming bills, or just be with your family.
JBond Bail Bonds: We’re Here Whenever You Need Us
Whether you need to post bail for yourself or a loved one, do it right with JBond Bail Bonds. Our experienced bail bondsmen can guide you through the bail process and get you or your loved one out of jail as soon as possible. We’re available 24/7 to post bail anywhere in Texas, so get in touch with us today to see how our family can help your family!