If you have suspicions or received notice that your family member may be in jail in the Travis County area or within the Austin City limits, don’t panic. Follow the steps below to learn where your inmate is located, what they’ve been charged with and what are the terms of their release or bond.
Bond is A Right, Not a Privilege
Austin Jail Release Lawyers Fight for This Right
Every person that is charged with a crime in the United States is entitled to receive a bond unless there are mitigating circumstances to their case that legally prevent the accused party from being able to secure or qualify for a bond. Mitigating circumstances are extremely rare, so in most cases, the accused will qualify for a bond.
If you believe that a friend or family member is incarcerated in the Travis County area or within the Austin City limits follow the steps below to secure the safe release of your inmate.
Locate Your Inmate
Search the Travis County Jail Inmate Finder. If your friend or a family member has been booked into the Travis County jail, the inmate finder will return a search result with the details of their charges and bond amount.
Once you’ve located your inmate using the inmate finder, take note of the following important details that you will need to have available in order to secure the release of your inmate.
- Booking Number
- Bond Amount
Contact A Reputable Austin Jail Release Attorney
Criminal attorneys in Austin for jail release act in the same manner as a bail bondsman with a few added capabilities. Bail bondsmen are required to wait until bail is set. A jail release attorney in Austin, TX will be able to negotiate the terms of a release prior to a bond being set.
While Bail Bondsmen are permitted to secure an inmate’s release upon payment of bail, their fees are usually 10 percent higher than criminal attorneys fees. Another important factor is that once you are released from jail, you’re still likely going to need to contact an Austin criminal attorney for legal representation in court.
Arrange for Release of Your Inmate
Once you’ve decided which option to choose for bail, make arrangements to meet with your bail bondsman or criminal attorney to discuss the terms and details of your inmate’s release. You will be required to pay related fees or to submit required collateral in order to complete the transaction with your bondholder.
Satisfy the Requirements of Your Bond/Release
Once your inmate has been released from jail, it is critical that he or she complies with the terms that were agreed to at the time of their release in order to prevent further charges from being added to the inmates case and to prevent default and adverse action against any property or collateral that was used to secure their release.
Remember to Encourage Your Loved One to:
- Follow up with all scheduled court dates
- Attend Required Counseling Sessions
- Comply with All Other Terms of Their Bond
**These terms and conditions can be found on the inmate’s release paperwork.