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Personal Recognizance Bond

When an individual is arrested for a criminal offense, he or she will appear before a judge usually within 48 hours of his or her arrest. At this time, the defendant will be notified of the charges he or she is facing, the judge will advise the defendant of their rights, and make a decision on pretrial release conditions.

If the defendant is granted bail, he or she will have the option of paying to be released from jail until the conclusion of his or her trial. If denied bail, the defendant will remain in jail until the conclusion of the trial.

Personal Recognizance Bond Lawyer in Austin

Being charged with a crime can be a devastating experience. This is especially true if you are forced to sit behind bars until the conclusion of your trial. Fortunately, when you are arrested, there are pretrial release options that may be available to you.

If you have been charged with an offense in West Lake Hills, Sunset Valley, Rollingwood, Austin, Travis County, Pflugerville, or the surrounding areas, Kevin Bennett is equipped with the knowledge and resources necessary to assist you in deciphering between the pretrial release conditions available to you. Contact Kevin Bennett today at (512) 476-4626 to set up a free consultation.


Overview on Personal Recognizance Bond


Personal Recognizance Bond

When an individual is granted bail, his or her bail options will usually depend on the type of offense he or she has been charged with. Personal recognizance bond is reserved for individuals who are charged with less serious offenses, and who don’t have a criminal history.

This type of bond allows the defendant to be released without depositing the full bond amount with Travis County and requires the defendant's promise to appear in court at the specified time and date. If a defendant released on personal bond has their bond forfeited or revoked, they can be liable for the full bond amount. Personal recognizance bonds tend to be the most difficult for defendants to obtain and oftentimes are only granted if an attorney has been retained. 

An attorney that either works towards or obtains a personal bond on behalf of a defendant will charge a non-refundable fee for this service.

If The Law Office of Kevin Bennett is ultimately retained to represent the accused on the underlying criminal charge, the attorney fees for jail release can usually be applied in whole or in part against the lawyer fees paid to the firm in defense of the criminal case.


How Can an Attorney Help Me With Bail?

A skilled defense attorney can use your lack of criminal history and other strong points to try to persuade the judge into allowing you to be released on your own recognizance, which can save you money, and will allow you to avoid having to serve time in jail as you await the outcome of your case.


Assisting Clients in Obtaining Favorable Pretrial Release Conditions in Austin

Kevin Bennett of The Law Office of Kevin Bennett is well versed in all laws regarding pretrial release conditions in Texas. If you have been charged with an offense, Bennett will do everything within his power to help you avoid having to remain in jail while you await trial.

Contact Kevin Bennett today at (512) 476-4626 for assistance in obtaining the most favorable pretrial release conditions in West Lake Hills, Travis County, Austin, Pflugerville, and the surrounding areas.