JAIL RELEASES AND BONDING OUT OF JAIL
What is a Jail Release? Jail Release is where an Attorney signs the bond paperwork to get you out of jail. You need to hire the attorney, and will be released with a variety of conditions that must be in compliance as your case progresses through the Court system.
Most commonly, Jail Release refers to an immediate release within several hours of arrest, typically on DWI cases. But you can contact an attorney to get you or a loved one out of jail at any point in the proceeding. Often, using an attorney for a jail release will save you from posting large amounts of cash for bond or paying bail fees.
An attorney can credit your bond payment toward the legal fees, so you don't have to pay twice. This arrangement only works a portion of the time, when a judge agrees to allow a percentage bond for the defendant in conjunction with hiring an attorney.
Some attorneys also will put up an Attorney Bond, where the attorney is on the hook for the defendant. We do not offer this service, as there are major ethical considerations with that type of arrangement. But, we can speak to the Court to attempt a PR bond, which means you (or your loved one) is released with a promise to appear and other conditions -- but no money. A PR bond saves the defendant and family financial worry over how to post bond, and who might pay for the bail.
If you or a loved one is in jail awaiting a criminal defense case in Austin, Travis County, call us today for a:
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