Judges can set expensive–but not excessive–bails for individuals charged with serious offenses. In some cases, bail amounts can be as high as hundreds of thousands of dollars, particularly when a serious offense is combined with other factors, such as high flight risks and previous criminal records. Continue Reading →
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“A Fort Worth man and woman with long criminal histories have been arrested in the robbery of an Asian restaurant owner who was beaten repeatedly on the head with a plastic drink crate,” writes Star-Telegram crime reporter Deanna Boyd. The victim’s wife and a customer was able to identify the license plate of the vehicle the couple left in, which led to their arrest. Continue Reading →
There are a lot of uncertainties about what happens after you are booked into a jail. At Just Bail Bonds, we understand there are a lot of things going through your mind when you or your loved one is arrested. Often, after being booked into jail, you are given a bail amount which you must post before you can be released. You can post the bail yourself or call us to find out about bail bonds. What happens if you can’t post bail?
You Sit and Wait
If you really don’t have the money to afford your own bail and are not considering Dallas bail bonds, the best thing you can do is sit and wait. This means that you remain in jail until the time of your trial. How long you wait depends on the courts and when they can fit you in. You could be sitting in jail for a few days, a few weeks, or even a few months. Getting help with bail bonds can get you out faster.
Time May Be Taken Into Account
On the plus side, when you do go to trial, if you are convicted, the judge may take into account how long you have been sitting in jail waiting for your trial. For example, if you are sentenced to jail for one year, but have been sitting and waiting for your trial for three months, the judge may deduct three months off of your sentence so you only have nine more months to serve.
Get Help When Necessary
While sitting in jail might save you a little money, it also means not being able to be with your family or go to work. Bail bonds help you post bail for a marginal fee. As long as you make good on your court appearances, you don’t have anything to worry about. If you’re struggling with making bail, contact us, Just Bail Bonds, at 817-303-3400 for more information.
Bail amounts can range anywhere from the tens to the millions of dollars. Heather Brown at WCCO Minneapolis describes two good examples. Continue Reading →
Drivers who go past a stopped school bus should beware: some of these buses now come with hi-tech eyes.
Select independent school districts (ISDs) in Texas are installing cameras on school buses to catch drivers violating school bus traffic stop laws. Among the latest to adopt the practice is the Austin ISD, which has equipped 30 of its fleet of 500 school buses with such cameras for a dry run. KXAN’s Patrick Tolbert reports that these cameras are showing some promise. Continue Reading →
The length of time it takes for a case to be tried in a Keller court varies, depending on several factors. In many cases, the decision on whether the trial should start right away is all up to the judge. This kind of system can lead to volatility in detainment duration before a verdict is given. Fortunately, a person arrested for an offense can post bail to gain freedom while the case proceedings are underway. Continue Reading →
The majority of traffic violations in Fort Worth, such as speeding and DUI, do not usually lead to detention. However, they can build up and gain enough weight to be considered as grounds for jail time. In many occasions, the only way to secure immediate release is to post bail. Continue Reading →
Good parents will do anything for their child’s welfare, even if it means showing them some “tough love”. A story ran by The Blaze couldn’t have demonstrated this more aptly. On May 19, 2014, a 16 year-old boy was turned in to the police by his own mother, who suspected that the boy was involved in an attempted robbery in Northeast Houston. To top it off, the teen’s grandmother also came to scold the boy on camera, demanding answers from him but also insisting that the arrest was for his own good. Continue Reading →
It’s bad enough for anyone to be arrested for the mildest of offenses; it’s even worse if he or she is wrongfully arrested in the first place. Chris Matyszczyk, a creative director and a contributor to CNET, recounts the case of Keira Wilmot, a student at Bartow High School in Florida, who was arrested last year for “felony possession and discharge of a dangerous weapon.” Continue Reading →
When a person finds themselves in jail, his or her first thought is usually to get out as quickly as possible. At Just Bail Bonds, we know that you want quick results, which is why our bondsmen are ready to help at a moment’s notice. You should be informed of what a bail agent does to earn your freedom, so read on to find out how our bondsmen will work for you.
What Is a Bail Agent?
Bail agents are agents for a surety company. A bondsman will meet with his or her client to come up with a contract that provides bail money to the defendant in return for collateral, such as a home or vehicle. When you sign a contract with a bondsman, you agree to appear at all of your scheduled court dates. You usually need a cosigner on a contract who will also help you show up for your court date.
Benefits of Using a Bail Agent
Most people are unable to pay the hefty bail payments all at once. Using a Dallas bail bonds company allows them to be released from jail without having to find the entire bail. Using a bond agent does not mean that you have to take out a loan to pay bail. Instead, a bondsman typically charges about 10 percent as the surety. That 10 percent is considered the bail agent’s fee and is not refunded after appearing in court.
What You Should Do When You Find Yourself In Jail
If you ever find yourself or a family member on the wrong side of the law, call Just Bail Bonds and let us help. Every bail agent who works for us will work with the justice system to get you the best results possible. Call us today at 214-272-0792 to speak with one of our licensed agents.