When a friend or a family member has been arrested, often times, your first instinct is to find a phone book and search for a bail bondsman. However, in Texas, an attorney is permitted by law to execute bail bonds for persons actually represented in a criminal case. Many attorneys and lawyers in Austin refer to this as a “jail release.”
One of the many advantages in hiring an attorney to get someone out of jail is that there is not a need for a co-signer on the bond. Often times, a bail bondsman or a bail bonds company will require a co-signer to “co-sign” on the bond before they will agree to “bail” someone out of jail. By co-signing on the bond, the co-signer is agreeing to be legally responsible for the full bond amount should the defendant bond forfeit for any reason. Often times, collateral will have to be offered by the co-signer prior to the arrestee being bailed out by the bail bondsman. This collateral can be seized or forfeited depending on the circumstances. Many people do not want to be responsible should the defendant’s bond be revoked or forfeited.
If you are trying to get someone out of jail who has been arrested in Austin, Texas, call us for immediate assistance. Our phones are answered 24/7 to help secure the release of your friend or loved one from the Travis County Jail. To get immediate help and to make this process as quick and painless as possible, call (512) 476-4626.