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How Does a Bail Bond Work in Bexar County?

What is a bail bond?

A bail bond or surety bonds is a means of allowing a person to be out of custody until their court date. Most charges have a bond set on them, but there are certain charges that don’t.

People can be remanded without bond and may not have a bond set under certain circumstances. But let’s talk about when there is a bond set.

When a person is arrested they will appear before a magistrate judge. That judge will review the case and determine if the bond is to be set and for how much.

The amount is then given. On misdemeanors, you typically see $1,000 to $2,000 and on felonies, it ranges anywhere from $2,000 to millions just depending on the type of offense. Bail bond companies and attorneys can write those bonds for you. They are are called surety bonds.

Issuance of Bail Bonds from Ramos Del Cueto

Our firm will charge a percentage to get you out of jail. For example, if your bond is $5,000, we would charge you a fee to write that bond and secure released from custody. That money is applied towards your attorney’s fees.

You’re also able to post your own bail in a cash bond and that can be expensive. If you have a $10,000 bond you would have to put up $10,000 in cash, that’s a difficult proposition at two in the morning on any given evening. But we’re here to help.

Once you contact our firm, we will dispatch someone to make the bail. They will drop off the paperwork and then the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office will begin the process of booking and releasing you. You will be photographed, fingerprinted, and certain identification numbers are given to you (SID numbers).

Background checks will be done to ensure there’s no warrants, and then you will be released on bond. Upon your release, please contact our firm. Let them know that you are out of custody and we will get the court setting date for you. We can then begin the process of meeting with you to represent you.

If you are remanded without bond, contact our firm immediately. Only an attorney can communicate with the court to get a bond set. The misconception is that bail bond companies can go to a judge and say “judge please set a bond on this person.” Only an attorney will communicate with the court, once they are retained of course, and get a bond set for you.

Our firm can help you with that every step of the way. Contact us today to see what our expert team of attorneys can do to assist in your situation.