The sooner you call, the faster we can start working.
At Dunham & Jones, Attorneys at Law our goal is to get our clients out of jail as fast as possible. We don’t need collateral, co-signers, or weekly check-ins, like bondsman do.
We are experienced, professional criminal defense lawyers who help our clients get out of jail and then fight for the dismissal of the case. We are NOT bail bondsmen. Because we are lawyers, in many cases we can charge less than a bondsman. We also apply the jail release fee towards legal representation, which save our clients lots of money.
For Jail Release Help in Travis County Call 512-777-7777
An attorney is permitted by law to execute bail bonds for persons actually represented in criminal cases in Travis County, Texas. Jail Release fees apply toward legal representation.
Austin Jail Release
If you are trying to get a friend or family member out of jail in Austin or Travis County, please call Dunham & Jones at 512-777-7777 for help on securing a jail release from the Travis County Correctional Facility. Dunham & Jones can help you save time and money in getting a bond posted to get your family member or friend out of jail.
Why you should not use a bail bondsman in Austin for a jail release
In Austin, a bail bond company must post a surety bond with the court to obtain a jail release in Travis County. Travis County bail bondsmen charge a fee for each charge that is posted and that fee is based on the amount of the bond. A lawyer can post a personal bond in Travis County and help save you money. Even if you are initially denied a personal bond, a lawyer can ask a Judge to override the decision and grant you a personal recognizance bond. The attorney does not have to charge you a separate fee for each charge and does not base their fee on the amount of the bond. An attorney who secures your release from jail in Travis County does not require co-signors or collateral. This is why using a bail bond company normally costs you more to get a bail bond in Austin, Texas. It is also important to remember when getting a bail bond in Austin, that bondsmen are not attorneys, therefore there is no attorney-client privilege. Anything you say to them can then be told to prosecutors and the police.
WARNING A bondsman cannot represent you on your criminal case
A huge disadvantage of using a bail bondsman to get a bail bond in Austin is that even after you get out of jail you still need legal representation. If you pay a bail bond company for a jail release, you still have to hire a criminal defense lawyer to represent you in court. On the other hand, if you hire an Austin criminal defense attorney for the jail release, the fee you pay is applied towards representation on that case. Hiring a criminal defense lawyer from the beginning means that you will have someone with the experience and ability to guide you through the entire legal process, not just take your money to get you out of jail.
Bail Bond Information
CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
TITLE 1. CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 17. BAIL
Art. 17.01. DEFINITION OF “BAIL”. “Bail” is the security given by the accused that he will appear and answer before the proper court the accusation brought against him, and includes a bail bond or a personal bond.
Acts 1965, 59th Leg., vol. 2, p. 317, ch. 722.
Art. 17.02. DEFINITION OF “BAIL BOND”. A “bail bond” is a written undertaking entered into by the defendant and his sureties for the appearance of the principal therein before some court or magistrate to answer a criminal accusation; provided, however, that the defendant upon execution of such bail bond may deposit with the custodian of funds of the court in which the prosecution is pending current money of the United States in the amount of the bond in lieu of having sureties signing the same. Any cash funds deposited under this Article shall be receipted for by the officer receiving the same and shall be refunded to the defendant if and when the defendant complies with the conditions of his bond, and upon order of the court.