If you have a warrant out for your arrest in Travis County or Williamson County, it’s very important that you take care of it as soon as possible to avoid dire circumstances. It may seem like a scary thing to do but we’ll walk you through the process every step of the way.
Once you turn yourself in, you will have to be booked into jail and secure a bail bond to get out, usually the very next day. Here are some simple things to keep in mind after obtaining a bond from us here at Freedom Bail Bonds.
Q: How soon do I report to Freedom Bail Bonds after release?
A: Pretty much immediately. Ideally, our clients report immediately after release, but at the very least, we expect them to report to us within 24 hours.
Q: What are the main things required of me until the bond is paid off?
A: Initially, we require information about our clients’ respective court dates (time, date, location, etc.). Until the court date, we also require weekly check-ins in order to make sure that things are going smoothly.
Q: What happens if I miss a check-in/court date/generally do not do what is expected of me?
A: When our clients miss check-ins or make late payments, we usually go ahead and alert the client’s co-signer. With missed check-ins and late payments, we will always be as flexible as possible. Within reason, we will do everything we can to re-negotiate according to our clients’ needs.
If a client misses a court date, we will go ahead and communicate with the client’s attorney and co-signer. From there, we will try to work with the client, understand why the court date was missed, and attempt to work with the judge to secure a new court date for our client. Worst-case scenario, we will hire an investigator to find and arrest clients who have mysteriously disappeared before their court dates.
Bottom line: always make your court dates. If you cannot make a court date, though, always stay in contact with us. We will always do everything we can to work with you.
Q: What happens if my bond is revoked?
A: Obviously, we only do this as a last resort, but if we feel the need to revoke a client’s bond, a warrant is immediately released for his or her arrest. Unless a client has already missed a court date, co-signers are not held responsible for revoked bonds.
Revoked bonds will obviously make it more difficult to obtain a bond from us in the future, though. If a client already has a revoked bond on his or her record, we will require a very qualified co-signer for this specific defendant. Also, since clients with previously revoked bonds are riskier than clients who, um, don’t have revoked bonds on their records, we may charge higher fees in this situation.
In our opinion, it’s always best to have some kind of familiarity with the bail bonds business. You never really know when it may come in handy. In the meantime, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to call us. We always have agents on call that would be happy to answer any and all of your questions!