Travis county Jail release
When a loved one is in jail, speed is of the essence. We will work nonstop to get your family member or friend out of jail fast. We will immediately visit them, let them know that we are working on the case, and start the jail release process. We will keep you updated via phone calls or text messages. WATCH THE VIDEOS BELOW FOR MORE INFO.
Our team has been doing Travis County jail releases in Austin for 30+ combined years. We've worked on every type of case and dealt with all types of complications that arise in getting someone out of jail. Call us and we will explain the process and get started right away.
How to look someone up in the Travis county Jail
Where to pick someone up when they are released from the Travis county Jail
Anatomy of a Travis County Personal Bond Jail Release
how Travis county jail release works
WHAT IS A PERSONAL BOND?
It is a bond that releases someone from jail (without having to pay a bail bondsman or put up cash). It is provided by Travis County and must be approved by a judge. There is a small fee (usually between $20 and $150) that must be paid within 7 days after the release. The amount of the fee will be notated on a yellow coupon that is included in the release paperwork.
HOW DO THEY DECIDE WHO GETS A PERSONAL BOND?
There is a lengthy and complicated calculation to determine who will qualify for a personal bond. The Judge will consider whether they live in Travis County, have a job, have any prior arrests, and whether their personal information can be verified.
CAN A DEFENSE ATTORNEY HELP GET A PERSONAL BOND IF THE JUDGE DOESN’T AUTOMATICALLY APPROVE ONE? CAN THEY HELP GET THE BOND APPROVED FASTER?
Yes, a defense attorney can often convince a judge to reconsider a personal bond (by gathering more information about the situation). And an attorney can usually speed up the process (and get someone out of jail) much faster than they would without an attorney.
ARE THERE OTHER WAYS TO GET OUT OF JAIL?
Yes. You can hire a bail bondsman for approximately 10% of the bond amount (+ co-signers). This money is never returned. You can also pay the entire bond amount in cash. If you pay the entire bond amount to the Travis County Sheriff, it will be returned, minus a fee, when the case is over.
SHOULD I TALK TO AN ATTORNEY BEFORE I HIRE A BAIL BONDSMAN?
Yes! An attorney can often convince a judge to minimize the bond conditions before release and also make the best arrangements for a future dismissal. A bail bondsman can’t negotiate with the judge.
I STILL HAVE QUESTIONS.
No problem. Give us a call – (512) 472-1113 – we’re happy to answer any questions. Or you can e-mail us.