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Texas Bail Bond Services
For almost 25 years Caprock Bail Bonds has been providing criminal bail bond services to the Lubbock County, and surrounding area, residents.
Caprock Bail Bonds understands that being arrested can be both scary and stressful. With our years of experience we have learned how to move through the system as quickly as possible. To better serve the community’s that we work in we offer many different ways to get the bail process started. From our simple online bail bond request form, email option, or calling us directly, Caprock bail bonds wants to help you get your loved one out of jail.
What is a Bail Bond?
A bail bond is an agreement between the defendant and the court system that they will appear in court for all hearings, court dates, and trial dates. When someone is arrested they are charged with specific criminal violations that are broken into two separate categories; misdemeanors and felonies. A judge will then review the case and charges to determine how much of a bond is needed to secure your release until trial. The judge will assess things such as previous criminal history, flight risk assessment, type of crime charged with, and other local items that assist with the final outcome.
Once the judge has assigned a bond amount the jail will notify the defendant that they are eligible for bond and let you make phone calls to secure your release. A bail bondsman is authorized by the state to issue the guarantee on your behalf, for a fee. If a bail bond is set at $10,000 it is much easier to pay a bondsman 10% rather than the county sheriff the full amount of the bond. The bondsman will accept the responsibility of the full amount of the bond based on the defendant and cosigner’s stability and community ties. In order for the bondsman to get you out of the jail there is a fee that must be paid to the bondsman. It is similar to paying for car insurance, you pay the premium to have a lot of coverage but that fee is gone even if you don’t use it in a claim against the insurer.
How Long is a Bail Bond in Effect?
A bail bond is in effect from the time it is signed at the jail until a judge issues a final disposition such as not guilty, guilty, nolle prosequi, or other method.
Many people believe that a bail bond expires after a defendant goes to court for their first hearing, this is incorrect. A criminal bail bond issued in Lubbock, Texas is to ensure the defendant shows up for all hearings and trial dates. It is very important to stay in contact with your bondsman we can often help you remember your dates and if you miss court we may be able to help you get things straightened out.