ASAP offers Fort Bend County speedy bail bonds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With ASAP, freedom is just a phone call away.
Whether your arrest happened in Sugar Land or Rosenberg, ASAP is the bail bonds company for you. We offer 24-hour service from our convenient Richmond, TX 77469 location.
Criminal charges are scary. You shouldn’t have to worry about posting bail between keeping track of court dates and hiring a defense attorney. At ASAP, we have over 15 years of experience getting clients out of jail fast.
Our team offers 24/7, expert service. You can trust us to get you the help you need as soon as possible. If you or a loved one was recently arrested, call ASAP for bail bond assistance today.
ASAP Has Fort Bend County Speedy Bail Bonds For You!
Unfortunately, life doesn’t stop when an arrest happens. At ASAP, we understand that you can’t care for responsibilities like work, family, and school from inside a jail cell.
ASAP wants to get you home as soon as possible so that you can continue caring for what matters most. Our experienced bond agents will help you navigate the complicated bond process. The faster you call us, the faster we can help.
Please don’t face the criminal justice system alone. ASAP Bail Bonds is here to help. Call ASAP for Fort Bend County speedy bail bonds.
What’s Bail? What’s A Bail Bond? What’s The Difference?
Though often used together, ‘bail’ and ‘bail bond’ aren’t actually the same thing.
Bail is the amount of money a defendant must pay to get released from jail. The bail bond is the money itself.
To understand further, take a look at what happens after an arrest. Law enforcement detains arrestees in jail. Meanwhile, a criminal court decides whether or not to press charges. If the court does move forward with the charges, it will also set a bail amount.
As mentioned above, bail is the amount of money a defendant needs to pay to leave jail. If the defendant or a representative cannot or does not pay the bail amount, they have to wait for their trial in jail.
Unless the court drops or dismisses the charges, or unless the defendant pleads guilty, the defendant remains in jail until trial. Sometimes, criminal trials do not happen until months after the initial date of arrest.
When a defendant does pay the bail amount, the court releases them from jail. By leaving jail, the defendant makes a promise to attend their court dates and adhere to the conditions of their release. The bail money paid to the court, a.k.a. the bail bond, provides collateral for that promise.
The court hangs on to the money paid as a bail bond. Then, when the defendant has successfully attended their trial dates and adhered to the terms of their release, the court returns the money. If the defendant breaks their promise to the court, they forfeit part or all of the bail bond.
How Do Courts Decide On A Bail Amount?
Judges consider a number of factors when setting bail amounts. For example, the severity of the alleged crime plays a large role. Felonies tend to have much larger bail amounts than Class C misdemeanors.
Sometimes, a judge will deny bail altogether to defendants considered dangerous or likely to flee the state.
However, certain factors can also lower bail amounts. For instance, a defendant’s attendance at court dates in the past can lower the bail.
In some cases, the court may not even require a cash bail. For certain defendants, judges grant recognizance releases or personal binds.
With a personal recognizance (PR) release, the defendant doesn’t have to pay any money to the court. Instead, they simply sign a written agreement with the court promising to adhere to the conditions of their release.
Personal bonds are similar. With a personal bond, the collateral ensuring the defendant’s promise isn’t money. It’s the defendant themselves. Rather than giving the court money, the defendant signs a personal bond. If they break the terms of their release, they will be liable for further criminal, and possibly civil, penalties.
Judges grand PR and personal bonds to defendants that meet certain criteria. First offenders, along with those who have proven ties to family, work, and community, are much more likely to secure a bail-less release.
What Fort Bend Bail Bond Services Does ASAP Offer?
ASAP handles all types of bonds. Our most commonly utilized service is our cash bond assistance. With cash bond assistance, we help defendants pay their bail amounts directly to the court.
However, ASAP also helps qualifying clients secure personal bonds. If you believe that you may be a candidate for a personal bond, call ASAP today!
For select clients, ASAP also offers surety bonds. With a surety bond, the defendant doesn’t pay money directly to the court. Instead, a third party, or surety, takes on financial responsibility for the defendant’s release. If the defendant breaks their promises to the court, then the surety must pay the full bail amount.
In certain cases, ASAP will act as a defendant’s surety and take on financial responsibility for their release.
For clients arrested out of state, ASAP also handles transfer bonds. A transfer bond allows the defendant to leave jail in the state of their arrest and return to Texas. Only a bail bond company in the defendant’s home state can take on financial responsibility for a defendant’s release. So it’s important to use a Texan bail bond company like ASAP.
Finally, ASAP handles federal bonds for clients facing federal charges. Federal bonds are more expensive and complex than other bonds, so not every bail bond company handles them. However, ASAP does. If you need federal bond assistance, call ASAP Bail Bonds today.
Need A Fort Bend Bail Bond? Call ASAP!
ASAP wants to help you get out of jail as quickly as possible. When you need Fort Bend County speedy bail bonds, call ASAP.
Fort Bend TX Fun Facts
- Fort Bend County is the 10th most populous in Texas.
- 811,688 people live in Fort Bend County.
- The 9th and 22nd congressional districts represent Fort Bend County.
- To learn more, visit Fort Bend’s website.