Frequently asked questions.
What is the purpose of a Bail Bond? The purpose of a Bail Bond is to guarantee to the court that the person being released on the bail bond will make all of their required court appearances. It is a financial guarantee to the court that the defendant will appear on each and every court appearance. Failure of the defendant to comply with the court appearances could result in warrants being issued and the bail bonds being forfeited.
What is Collateral?
As Indemnitor, you are financially responsible for the bail bond. As long as the person you bail out makes all of their court appearances, you will not have to pay any money in addition to the premium. If the person is simply late to court or has a valid reason for not being there, we can usually get them back into court without additional expense to you. If the person skips bail and we are not able to return that person to court, you will be required to pay the full amount of the bail. If we are able to return them to court, you will be required to reimburse us for actual expenses incurred. Collateral is money, property, etc., that you deposit with the bail bond company. The collateral is held until the bond is exonerated and the premium has been paid in full.
In the majority of situations, we do not require collateral. Factors that may determine if collateral will be required:
1. Accused person's past arrest history 2. Whether or not accused person is local 3. If Indemnitor is employed 4. Accused person's past bond history What is an Indemnitor or Cosigner? An Indemnitor or Cosigner is a person who agrees to be financially responsible for the full amount of the bail bond in the event the defendant fails to make a court appearance and cannot be returned to court. An Indemnitor is responsible for paying any costs incurred as a result of the defendant missing a court date. If there is more than one Indemnitor on a bail bond, they are jointly and severally liable. This means the money could be collected from one or both of them. What areas does Outlaw Bail Bonds serve? Outlaw Bail Bonds is a 24-hour bail bond service provider in Brazos County and to individuals outside Brazos County seeking to help friends and family who are incarcerated in Brazos County. We primarily serve Brazos County and all municipalities inside of Brazos county. We also serve other areas of Texas as well as other states on a limited basis. Call for availability of bail bond service in your area.
How long does it take to get out of jail?
The paperwork in our office usually takes less than 10-15 minutes. The release time after the jail receives our bond is generally one hour or less for most local police stations and 3-8 hours for county jails. Generally speaking, the busier the holding facility, the longer it takes. Are payment plans available on the bond premium? Yes, payment plans are available. Please call for information. Does Outlaw Bail Bonds provide non-arrest bonds? Yes, Outlaw Bail Bonds does non-arrest bonds. If you receive notice that there is an open arrest warrant for you, contact Outlaw Bail Bonds immediately to avoid unnecessarily going to jail. Do I have to come to your office to get a Bail Bond? Not necessarily. If you are attempting to bond somebody else out of jail, then arrangements can be made to post bond without having to leave the comfort of your home. Contact us for details regarding this procedure.