You surely must have heard of bail bonds but do you really know what it is? The purpose of the bail bond is to secure a person’s freedom from being jailed while waiting for their next court date. It means that instead of being in custodial arrest, you are free to go about provided that you show up on the hearing date set by the judge.
The bail bond acts as a guarantee to the court that you will be there on the date of the court hearing. In Harris County, there is a window of 8-12 hours upon arrest before a person can be up for bail. It can be longer if the nature of the case is more complex.
It is best to take action if you are still in a municipal jail as processing of the bail approval and all will only take anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours. While if you are already in Harris County Jail, it may take anywhere between 4-12 hours, depending on several factors surrounding the case. Yet a good bail bonds company may be able to expedite to process.
Your court date will be set and your bail bonds company will make sure that you attend. When it will be depends really on the case but since Harris County is unique, court appearances are scheduled within 24-72 hours for felony charges and 7 days for misdemeanor. It is quite important to know these fact about bail bonds as you never know when you will be needing it.This entry was posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2012 at 9:07 pm and is filed under Uncategorized. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
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