Bail Bond FAQs
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FAQs About Bail Bonds
Common Questions Answered
Here are a few questions we are typically asked.
To understand bail bonds, first you have to know what bail is. Bail is the total amount of money that defendants have to post in order to stay home during their trial. A bail bond or surety bond is the financial guarantee that lets the court know that the defendant will appear in court as the court instructs. Texas courts use bail to ensure that defendants are present at court appearances. Simply put, those that do not post bail have to wait behind bars for their case to be heard. And, if the defendant posts bail and then misses a court date, they forfeit their bail money. Another consequence could be a warrant is issued. Defendants that comply with the court and the case are resolved, the bail money will be returned, but not the bail bond premium.
The indemnitor (co-signer) is financially liable for the bail bond. The indemnitor’s liability is limited to the full face value of the bail bond plus court costs and/or administration costs.
The bond is good until the case is closed or the charges are dropped.
Once the bail bond is posted and accepted by a court or jail, liability is taken on the bail bond. At that point, the bail bond premium is fully earned and is not refundable.
Bond fees vary from FREE to different percentages % for each bond. At Bail Bond Hotline of Texas, we feel that every bond is unique, and we treat each bond as individually as each case is treated by the court. The amount of bail that the courts will set for pre-trial release largely depends on the type of criminal charge. Our friendly and experienced staff is ready to discuss your unique case and provide you with an estimate. Former clients and military personnel are eligible for discounts! Give us a call!
Because people are arrested both day and night, we are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We are here for you and ready to respond.
Any Court. Any Jail. Any Time.
Bail Bond Hotline of Texas has several locations in South Texas available to serve you. A licensed bail agent will confidentially discuss your individual situation and assist with all of your bail bonds needs.
A bail bond can be posted at all jails in the County Seat of each County in the State of Texas. Most jails – but not all – accept bail bonds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year.