How does the bail bonds process work?
When an individual is arrested for a crime in the State of Texas, typically that person will be taken to a local law enforcement station for booking, prior to incarceration in a station lock-up or county jail. Once arrested and booked, the defendant has several options for release pending the conclusion of his or her case. Bail is designed to guarantee the appearance of a defendant in court at the time directed by the judge.
How long does it take to be released from jail?
There are two types of jails: city jails and county jails. City jails are operated by city police departments and county jails are operated by the county sheriff. After a defendant is booked into a city jail (i.e., fingerprinted, photographed, warrants checked, etc.), it typically takes anywhere from 4 to 8 hours to be released on bail. After a defendant is booked into a county jail, it usually takes anywhere from 4 to 8 hours to be released on bail. We wish we could speed up the process but the city and county jails operate at their own pace. ASAP Bail Bonds does everything possible to expedite the defendant’s release. Let us assure you we will be by your side every step of the way.
What is collateral?
Collateral is anything of value used to financially secure a bail bond.
What can be used as collateral?
Some examples of collateral include a signature, credit cards, houses, cars, boats, jewelry, or electronic equipment (you get the idea).
When will collateral be returned?
Collateral is usually returned when the court has finished with the defendant’s case(s), exonerating the bail bond(s), and when all fees have been paid.