Austin Bail Bonds 2010
Austin bail bonds can be expensive and confusing. If you are trying to bail someone out of the Austin Travis County Jail and are confused or unsure how to proceed, please call Austin Bail Bonds Attorney Kevin Bennett at (512) 476-4626 for immediate assistance. Our phones are answered 24/7. You may also contact us through email.
Kevin Bennett is an Austin bail bonds and jail release lawyer who understands how the Austin bail bonds process works. An attorney from the Law Office of Kevin can help post a bail bond at the Travis County Jail to get your friend or loved one out of jail in Austin, TX.
Bail Bond Process in Austin
When a person is arrested and taken to the Austin jail, a bail amount is set which must be posted in order for the person to get out of jail. Often the bail amount can be set in the thousands of dollars, making it difficult to most people to post bond without the help of an attorney or bail bondsman in Austin. If a person is unable to pay the bail amount, they can hire a Austin bail bond lawyer to help get them out of jail. Bail is what is paid to the court as insurance that the person shows back up to court for each and every court proceeding. If the person does not appear in court for their hearing, the bond can be forfeited and the court will issue a warrant for the person to be arrested and placed back in jail.
Fixing or Setting Bail in Texas
Art. 17.15. RULES FOR FIXING AMOUNT OF BAIL.
The amount of bail to be required in any case is to be regulated by the court, judge, magistrate or officer taking the bail; they are to be governed in the exercise of this discretion by the Constitution and by the following rules:
1. The bail shall be sufficiently high to give reasonable assurance that the undertaking will be complied with.
2. The power to require bail is not to be so used as to make it an instrument of oppression.
3. The nature of the offense and the circumstances under which it was committed are to be considered.
4. The ability to make bail is to be regarded, and proof may be taken upon this point.
5. The future safety of a victim of the alleged offense and the community shall be considered.