Taking Action

Getting arrested or watching a loved one arrested can be a challenging thing to deal with. Between the arrest itself and returning on assigned court dates, the whole process can put a strain on anyone. Then the bail becomes a factor, and everything is only complicated further. ASAP Bail Bonds knows that not everyone knows everything they need to regarding court proceedings and bail bonds. That’s where ASAP Bail Bonds comes into play.

When you reach the point where bail is set, and you have the option to pay it, it call comes down to how much it is and if you can afford it. If you can’t make bail, then ASAP Bail Bonds is here to provide you with a solution. With us in your corner, you can rest assured that you’ll be home the same day the court sets your bail amount.

What to Do After Bail is Set

 

Once someone gets arrested for a misdemeanor or felony, they are taken to a police station for booking. After that, the court holds a hearing to set a court date and bail amount. If the defendant cannot pay the bail, then they must stay in remain in jail until their court date. After that, the trial commences, and the court determines guilt or innocence. Even if you’re found not guilty, the days you spend in jail are wasted with no compensation.

For those who cannot afford the bail amount, they have the option to hire a bail bond company to post the bail for them. Bail bonds are payments that ensure that the defendant will return to court on the set dates. When the defendant shows up to the court on the assigned day, the bail posting is returned to whoever paid it (after 30 days). If they don’t show up, the bail is forfeit and kept by the court. This is to incentivize the defendant not to run and avoid their court date.

First and foremost, you must gather all of the relevant information. Information like which jail are you in, if it’s a county or city jail, booking number, what the charge is, full legal name, date of birth, and the amount of bail. With this information, your next step is to call a bail bond company that has experience and expertise on all types of bail bonds.

Call Us ASAP!

 

As a bail bond company, ASAP Bail Bonds provides this service for all of our clients. If you cannot afford your bail, then call us or have a loved one call us on your behalf. We handle cash, property, transfer, federal, personal, and surety bonds across Houston. Depending on which county you’re in, call our 24/7 phone service.

Frequently Asked Questions

ASAP Bail Bonds knows that not everyone understands how the bail bond system works. To better inform our clients, here are some common questions that clients have regarding the process for obtaining a bail bond. For additional questions, you can always contact us at one of our locations across Houston.

  • Q. How Do I Obtain a Bail Bond?
A. There are many ways to get a bail bond. You can pay the full amount in cash, property, or valuables. Also, you can hire a bondsman to pay it for you or the judge can release the defendant with a personal bond, which relies on an honor system.
  • Q. What Should I Know Before Contacting a Bail Bond Agent?
Before contacting any bail bond company, make sure you can answer the following questions:
  1. What is the full name and booking number of the person in jail?
  2. How much is the bail set at?
  3. Where is the person in custody? Including the city, state, and name of the jail
All of this information is vital for the bond agent to assist you.
  • Q. Do I Get My Bond Payment Back After the Case is Done?
While there are a couple of exceptions, you don’t normally get your bond payment back. The payment is to allow the defendant to avoid jail time and is the bonding office’s fee for that reason. The only time you are entitled to a refund of some kind is if the bond agent doesn’t live up to his contract
  • Q. What Can I Use as Collateral?
If you cannot use cash, there are many other ways to secure a bond. Real estate, stocks, cars, credit cards, bonds, jewelry, personal credit, and bank accounts are all acceptable by most bonding offices.
  • Q. What Happens if the Defendant Gets Arrested While Out on Bail?
If the defendant is arrested again, then there are a few options. The bondholder can either surrender the bond and no longer have the responsibility as the bondholder. Or, they can post two new bonds and pay the premiums twice.
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