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How to Bail a Friend or Family Member Out of Jail

 Posted on May 07, 2021 in Bail Bonds

Richardson bail bond servicesIf you receive a call letting you know that someone you know has been arrested, you may be looking to see how you can help them get out of jail. In many cases, they will be required to post bail before they can be released, and you may want to determine how you can help them do so. However, the process of posting bail can be complex, and you will want to understand the steps you will need to take and the requirements that you must meet once the person is released. 

Gathering the Proper Information

If your loved one is being held at a local jail or police department, you will need to make sure you have all the necessary information to post bail on their behalf. You will need to determine the facility where they are being held, the offense they have been charged with, and the amount of bail that has been set by a judge. You may also need to provide identifying information, such as the person’s birth date. If you do not know where a person is being held, Doc’s Bail Bonds provides inmate location services, and we can help you obtain any other required information.

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What Types of Collateral Can I Use to Get a Bail Bond?

 Posted on April 30, 2021 in Bail Bonds

Frisco bail bond collateralBeing arrested and charged with a crime can be a scary experience, and a person will often be worried about whether they will be able to be released from jail quickly. One major concern that can affect a person or their friends or family members is how to afford the amount of bail set by the judge in their case. Fortunately, by using a bail bond, a person can get out of jail without being required to pay the full amount of bail. 

In most cases, a bail bond will only cost 10% of the total bail amount. However, it can sometimes be difficult to put together this amount of money. In these cases, a person or their family members may turn over collateral to be held by a bail bondsman until they can raise the necessary funds. Collateral may include any items of value, including:

  • Real estate - A home or piece of land is often among the most valuable property owned by a person. To use real estate as collateral, a deed of trust will need to be filed giving authority over the property to the bail bond company, and a lien will usually be placed on the property. Usually, the equity a person owns in their property will need to be equal to or greater than the amount of bail.

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What Are the Most Common Reasons for Being Arrested in Dallas County?

 Posted on April 08, 2021 in Bail Bonds

Garland, TX bail bond agentThere are many different ways that a person can come in contact with police officers, and if an officer believes that the person has violated the law, they may perform an arrest and take the person into custody. Fortunately, those who have been arrested are usually able to get released quickly by posting bail. The amount of bail that a person will be required to pay will depend on the severity of their offense, their past history of arrests or convictions, and whether they may attempt to flee the area to avoid criminal prosecution. 

In the city of Dallas and the surrounding areas, including Fort Worth, Collin County, and Denton County, the most common offenses that result in arrests include:

  • Assault - These charges may involve accusations of family violence or committed injuries or threats against someone else. Assault may be charged as a misdemeanor, although felony charges may apply if the person allegedly injured someone.

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How Students Can Get Out of Jail After Being Arrested on Spring Break

 Posted on March 25, 2021 in Bail Bonds

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Every year during the spring, college students enjoy a week off, and during spring break, they may become involved in a variety of activities that could lead to arrests and criminal charges. While the ongoing COVID-19 crisis may mean that fewer students will be traveling to exotic destinations or other popular gathering places, they will most likely still be celebrating their time off, and they may face the possibility of being arrested no matter where they are located. For these students, getting out of jail quickly is essential, since they will need to be able to return to class once spring break is over. Fortunately, with the help of a bail bondsman, students or their family members can post bail, get released, and ensure they meet all requirements during their criminal case.

Offenses That May Lead to Spring Break Arrests

In many cases, young people may act without realizing that they could be arrested or face criminal charges, especially when they are enjoying the freedom of being an adult and are celebrating alongside their friends. Some potential charges that students may face while on spring break include:

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What You Need to Know if You Are Arrested on Family Violence Charges

 Posted on March 03, 2021 in Bail Bonds

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There are many situations where a person may be accused of domestic violence, which is usually referred to as “family violence” in Texas criminal cases. In some cases, arguments between spouses, unmarried couples, or other family members can get out of control, and the police may be called to deal with the situation. If a person is accused or suspected of committing family violence, they may be arrested and taken into police custody. Following an arrest, a person will need to understand how they can post bail and get out of jail, as well as other issues that may affect them during their criminal case.

Family Violence Charges in Texas

Most of the time, when a person is arrested for family violence in Texas, they will be charged with domestic assault. This offense may apply if a person intentionally injured a person in their family or household or threatened to inflict injuries. Domestic assault charges may also apply in cases where someone made physical contact with a member of their family in a way that would offend or provoke that person. This means that multiple types of actions could lead to a family violence arrest, ranging from physical abuse to simply poking someone in the chest.

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How Can I Post Bail if I Have Limited Financial Resources?

 Posted on February 25, 2021 in Bail Bonds

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Nobody wants to spend any more time in jail or police custody than they have to. In most cases, those who have been arrested can be released quickly by posting the amount of bail set by a judge. However, people who do not earn a large income or have much money in the bank will likely be wondering how they can make a payment of thousands of dollars. Fortunately, a bail agent from Doc’s Bail Bonds can post a bail bond on your behalf and help you find affordable options for paying what is owed.

Bail Bond Requirements

When one of our bail bondsmen posts bail on your behalf, we will pay the full amount of bail set by the judge. To secure a bail bond, you will typically only need to pay us 10 percent of the total bail amount. For example, if your bail is set at $10,000, you will pay $1,000, and we will post the full amount for you. To ensure that we can be refunded this amount at the conclusion of your case, we will work with you to make sure you follow all of the court’s requirements and appear in court at all scheduled hearings.

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Why Is it Important to Post Bail and Get Out of Jail Quickly?

 Posted on February 04, 2021 in Bail Bonds

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Being arrested, taken into police custody, and booked into jail can be a scary, stressful experience. Those who are not familiar with the procedures followed in these cases may be unsure about their options, including the requirements they will need to meet to get released from custody. In many cases, those who have been arrested will need to post bail before being released.

After an arrest, you will want to act quickly to pay the amount of bail set by a judge and secure your release. By getting out of jail as soon as possible, you can avoid issues such as:

  • Financial problems - The longer you spend in jail, the more likely you will be to experience job-related issues. If you are unable to work a scheduled shift, you will lose out on the income you would normally earn, and missing additional work could result in the loss of your job altogether. These financial losses can make it difficult or impossible to pay your ongoing expenses, and you could face additional problems if you are unable to meet obligations such as paying child support or making payments on a mortgage or auto loan.

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5 Things You Should Not Do When You Are Out on Bail

 Posted on January 28, 2021 in Bail Bonds

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If you are arrested and charged with a crime, you will usually be required to post bail, which will allow you to be released from custody while awaiting trial. While this will let you return to your normal life, you should be aware that you may face restrictions on what you can do or where you can go. If you violate these restrictions, you could be taken back into custody, and these violations could also affect your criminal case. To prevent these types of consequences, you should be sure to avoid the following:

  1. Using drugs or alcohol - The conditions of bail may state that you are prohibited from consuming alcohol or using drugs, especially if you were arrested for DWI or drug charges. In some cases, you may be required to take random drug tests. To avoid potential violations of these conditions, it is best to avoid the use of these substances altogether.

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Can I Get a Bail Bond for a Felony Charge in Texas?

 Posted on January 07, 2021 in Bail Bonds

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Anyone who is arrested and charged with a crime will want to understand how they can get out of jail as quickly as possible. However, the procedures followed when posting bail may be different depending on the crimes with which a person is charged. For misdemeanors and low-level offenses, a judge will often set smaller amounts of bail, or a person may even be released on a personal bond. Since felony charges are more serious, bail will often be set at higher amounts, and other restrictions may be placed on a person before he or she can be released. Fortunately, no matter the offense, a person can usually obtain a bail bond that will allow him or her to get out of jail and get back to normal life while determining how to defend against the criminal charges he or she is facing.

Felony Offenses

The Texas Penal Code defines a wide variety of criminal offenses that are considered felonies. These are serious crimes, and a conviction can result in a prison sentence of at least one year. Felonies are grouped into different “degrees,” and higher-degree felonies will carry more serious consequences. Because of this, a person charged with a felony will usually be required to pay higher amounts of bail before they can be released.

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What Are the Most Common Crimes That Lead to Arrests on New Year’s Eve?

 Posted on December 31, 2020 in Bail Bonds

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Usually, New Year’s Eve is a holiday that involves having parties with friends or family members, either at someone’s home or at a public location such as a restaurant, bar, or nightclub. Things may be somewhat different this year since the risks of COVID-19 infections will likely lead to fewer people meeting with others or attending public gatherings. However, the holiday is still likely to be a busy one, and police officers will be on the lookout for potential criminal activity. As you ring in the new year, you will want to be aware of the criminal offenses that are likely to lead to an arrest. You will also want to understand how you can post bail and secure a release for yourself or a friend or family member if you are arrested.

Some of the most common reasons for arrests over New Year’s include:

  • DWI - Parties often involve the consumption of alcohol, and police are likely to pull over anyone that they suspect of drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs. In many cases, police officers will ask drivers to take a portable breathalyzer test or submit to field sobriety testing. If these tests indicate that a driver is intoxicated, or if other factors give an officer probable cause to believe that a person is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the driver will be arrested, and he or she will most likely face DWI charges. 

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