How and When to Use Bail Bonds

Everything You Need to Know When Hiring a Texas Bail Bonds Agent

The definition of a bail bond is a specific amount of money determined by the defendant's charges, which must be paid to the court in order for the defendant to be released from jail prior to their court date. In return for their early release, the defendant agrees to appear at all scheduled court hearings. If they fail to appear, the court my revoke the bond and issue a bench warrant for the defendant's arrest. If they are not returned to jail their bail is forfeited to the court. In some cases, a bail bond agent may be hired to secure the bond if the defendant does not have sufficient funds to pay for it himself.

A bail bonds agent is capable of securing a bail bond, in return for a fee or premium. The agent either agrees to pay or does pay the court the full bond amount as a guarantee that the defendant agrees to appear in court. The fees charged by the bail bonds agent are non-refundable and non-negotiable. If the bond is forfeited for any reason, the agent can sue the co-signer for the full amount of the bond.

Know the three types of bail bonds: Surety, cash and property

  • A surety or bail bond is written by a bail bond agent and is a legal contract between the bail bond agent, the co-signer and the court.
  • A cash bond is paid in full, in cash, in person to directly to the jail or court.
  • A property bond is secured with actual property that holds value. In most cases, it is a home, vehicle, jewelry or other item that is at least double in value over the full amount of the bail bond.

South Texas Bail Bonds

At South Texas Bail Bonds, our agents provide each of our clients with the fastest most efficient bail bond services available. We serve the entire South Texas area, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year long. Our agents are licensed, bonded and insured and are required to maintain the highest level of professionalism.

We understand the bail bonds process from start to finish and have a positive working relationship with law enforcement agencies throughout South Texas. We are here to help you asses the risk and make a well informed decision as to whether posting bail is the right, or in some cases, wrong thing to do. If our agent feels the defendant poses little risk of flight, we will be more than happy to do what is necessary to obtain their early release.

When you need a bail bond written fast, call South Texas Bail Bonds today at 956-377-5381. We have the most competitive rates, the best possible services and the most professional agents available to serve your needs!