Bail Bond FAQ
Q: What is a bail bond?
A: A bail bond is security, pledged to the county in which someone is in jail, to secure their release.
Q: What is a surety bond?
A: A surety bond is security, pledged by a bondsman, in exchange for which the county releases them from custody.
Q: I need an attorney bail bond posted right away. What’s the best way to reach your firm?
A: Click on the “Get Help Now!” button toward the top of this web page. Fill out the form, and click “SEND.” Someone from our office will contact you shortly. Also, you can always contact us by phone at 214.699.7975, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Q: Do I need to make an office visit in order to hire your firm to post an attorney bail bond?
A: Most of the time, no office visit is necessary to hire us to post an attorney bail bond. Frequently, all necessary documents, as well as payment, can be handled online.
Q: What’s the difference between hiring a bail bondsman, as opposed to hiring an attorney bail bondsman?
A: A bail bond company can only post your bond. However, when you’re arrested, you’re typically also being charged with a crime. You also need a criminal defense attorney. Our attorney bail bondsman can not only post your bond, he is also a skilled criminal defense attorney, who will represent you in court on the criminal charge. For more information on criminal defense, please click here.
Q: In what counties does your firm post attorney bail bonds?
We post attorney bail bonds for people who are in jail throughout Dallas County, including the Lew Sterrett Justice Center, as well as various city jails. We can also post attorney bail bonds for someone who is in jail anywhere in the State of Texas, provided they are being held on a Dallas County charge. In addition, we can post attorney bail bonds for persons who are in jail in Dallas County, even if they are being held on a criminal charge from another county.
Q: How quickly can you post an attorney bail bond?
A: Once we’re hired, we can immediately post bond so that your friend or loved one can be released as soon as possible.
Q: The person I’m trying to bond out of jail is being held on a “cash only” bond. I contacted a bail bondsman, who told me that there’s nothing he can do, and that I’ll have to post the full amount of the cash bond. Is there anything you can do?
A: Yes. Because we are attorneys, we can ask a judge to allow a surety bond to be posted. If that request is granted, we can then post an attorney bail bond on the person’s behalf, so that they may then be released from jail.
Q: The person I’m trying to bond out of jail is being held on a “no bond” warrant. I contacted a bail bondsman, who told me that there’s nothing he can do. What can you do for me?
A: Yes. Because we are attorneys, we can ask a judge to set a reasonable bond, which they will frequently do. If that request is granted, we can then post an attorney bail bond on the person’s behalf, so that they may then be released from jail.
Q: Does it cost more to hire you to post bond than it does to hire a bail bondsman?
A: Frequently, it costs less. When we post bond, we are also being hired to represent the person on their underlying criminal case.
Q: I called a bail bondsman, and they told me I needed someone to co-sign the bail bond before they would agree to write the bond. Do you require a co-signer?
A: Depending upon the type of case, and the amount of the bail bond in question, a co-signer may not be required in order for us to post bond. Please call us at 214.699.7975 for details, or email our Dallas bail bond lawyer directly using the “Get Help Now!” link at the top of this web page.
Q: Do you post attorney bail bonds on all types of cases?
A: Yes. We post attorney bail bonds on felonies, misdemeanors, and even traffic ticket warrants. If you have a warrant out for your arrest, or someone you know is in jail, call us! We can help.
Q: I was arrested, posted bond, and was released. I’ve missed a court date, and now have a warrant out for my arrest. Can you post an attorney bail bond on my behalf?
A: Yes, an attorney bail bond can still be posted for you, unless the judge has issued a “no bond” warrant. Even if a “no bond” warrant has been issued, it may be possible for our bail bond attorney to speak with the judge in your case, and have a reasonable bond amount set so that your attorney bail bondcan be posted and the arrest warrant removed.
Q: Can I pay my Dallas bail bond attorney fees online?
A: Yes. In some cases, it’s possible to pay for someone’s Dallas jail release by using our online payment form.