Complete Guide to Bench Warrants

Complete Guide to Bench Warrants

Life comes at you fast. Mistakes happen. If you miss your court date, you may face a bench warrant in Harris County. Luckily, Houston Bail Bonds can help ensure a speedy release so you can get back to your life and preparing a defense.

The Texas Indictment Process

The Texas Indictment Process

An indictment is a formal written accusation brought forth to a court by a grand jury.  To be exact, the Texas Criminal Code defines an “indictment” as a written statement by a grand jury accusing a named defendant of “some act or omission which, by law, is declared...

How to Avoid Arrest on New Year’s Eve

How to Avoid Arrest on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is a time to celebrate the good things of the past year and the possibilities of the year to come. Enjoy the festivities, but also be aware of your surroundings and take a few precautionary measures to avoid ringing in the new year in one of the most...

The State of Crime in Houston Metro

The State of Crime in Houston Metro

Houston is the most populous city in Texas, and is still a fast growing community. When considering a move to the Houston metropolitan area, families and businesses always check our crime rate. These statistics give people an idea what kind of crime they can expect...

How to Choose the Right Attorney

How to Choose the Right Attorney

Like any other big decision, you should approach choosing an attorney wisely. You will be sharing confidential information with this person, but you will also be entrusting them to offer you proper legal advice and guide you through a situation you wouldn’t be able to...

What To Do When Your Spouse Is Arrested

What To Do When Your Spouse Is Arrested

Receiving that phone call from someone who has been arrested and in jail can be quite alarming, especially if the person calling is your spouse. Depending on the charges, an arrest can be just the beginning of months of court dates and legal proceedings. If you have...

Navigating Domestic Violence Charges in Texas

Navigating Domestic Violence Charges in Texas

There are three types of domestic violence that are recognized under Texas law. We will briefly explain each law and the associated penalties. Texas does not take domestic violence lightly. Even having a protective order because of domestic violence can have long...

Contempt of Court and How to Avoid It

Contempt of Court and How to Avoid It

"Contempt of court" is used in both criminal and civil cases, and it is something you could end up facing if you do not follow through with everything you must do when out on bail. If you are out on bail, you should understand what contempt of court is and how to...

You Missed Your Court Date: Now What?

You Missed Your Court Date: Now What?

When a person is given a summons to appear in court in the state of Texas, they are entering into a type of obligation with their county and state. According to this obligation, that person is expected to appear in court at the appointed date and time. They are also...

Why You Shouldn’t Stay In Jail

Why You Shouldn’t Stay In Jail

If a person is convicted of a crime and given a jail sentence, the sentence will be reduced by the number of days that person was detained in jail prior to conviction. (This is called “credit for time served.”) Thus, a suspect who expects to receive a jail sentence...

Auto Accidents and Their Consequences

Auto Accidents and Their Consequences

We are a society on the move, so auto accidents happen every day. There were over 113,000 crashes in Harris County in 2019, 395 of which were fatal. Even though accidents are never fun, they are usually pretty routine. We have an accident, examine damage, call...

Can I Get A Bail Bond if I’ve Been Laid Off?

Can I Get A Bail Bond if I’ve Been Laid Off?

The COVID-19 pandemic has lead to thousands of people across the country unexpectedly losing their jobs, and the increased demand for unemployment and food stamps means too many people are going without the money they need. Being laid off or financially unstable...

Can Defendants Travel While Bonded Out?

Can Defendants Travel While Bonded Out?

Most defendants would prefer to stay home with their families and work on their defense while out on bail, but the truth is life doesn’t stop after you’re arrested. You might have plans to travel for work or family obligations before your trial, and being out on bail...

How to Post Bail While Social Distancing

How to Post Bail While Social Distancing

With the threat of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important to socially distance yourself so you and your loved ones can stay safe from the spread of the virus. If you need to post bail for a loved one, here are a few ways you can do it without the unnecessary risk of...

How to Avoid Time Wasters When Posting Bail

How to Avoid Time Wasters When Posting Bail

Time is an extremely important factor in getting bailed out of jail. Not getting bailed out fast enough could mean missing out on work, school, or important bills, which can make it harder to transition back into the world and move past an arrest. Whether you’re...

10 Legal Terms Every Defendant Should Know

10 Legal Terms Every Defendant Should Know

For the average person, legal language can be incredibly confusing. Before you find yourself wrapped up in a courtroom, it is a good idea to get a basic understanding of the “legalese” you might hear in court. Today, we are going to define 10 terms that you are likely to hear during a legal proceeding. If you or a loved one has been arrested in Harris County and need help getting out of jail, ABC Bail Bonds can get you what you need. We are the oldest bail bond agents in Houston, and we know the system better than anyone.

Learn How Bail is Set in Houston

Learn How Bail is Set in Houston

Depending on which city someone is arrested in and the nature of their crime, their bail is going to be set in different ways and at varying prices. We are going to break down how bail is typically set in the city of Houston. If you or a loved one has been arrested in Harris County and needs help acquiring a bail bond, ABC Bail Bonds is ready to assist. We are the oldest and most reliable bail bond company in the city, and no one understands Houston’s jail system as well as we do.

What Happens If I Don’t Pay Off My Bail Bondsman?

What Happens If I Don’t Pay Off My Bail Bondsman?

An agreement with a bail bondsman is just as serious as your agreement with the court. Failure to follow through with your contractual promises with a bondsman can land you in some serious legal trouble, anywhere from fines to a re-arrest. When arrested, make sure your bondsman is willing to work with you to get your payments made and your court dates attended. Harris County arrestees can count on ABC Bail Bonds, the oldest and most professional bail bond company in Houston, TX. Our agents are available 24 hours a day, every day, including holidays.

What Happens If You’re Caught with Marijuana in Houston?

What Happens If You’re Caught with Marijuana in Houston?

In many different parts of America, marijuana has become legal in some form or another, but these varying rules can really cause confusion. According to the Harris County district attorney’s office, some marijuana possession charges will not be accepted or prosecuted. If the case involves 4 oz. of marijuana or less, the defendant will usually only be given a fine and a ticket. This is because the substance has to be sent to a lab to be tested.

Can You Co-Sign for Someone’s Bail Bond?

Can You Co-Sign for Someone’s Bail Bond?

For obvious reasons, you cannot plan out when you or a loved one will be arrested and placed in police custody. And just like all unexpected life events, jailtime often comes with quite a hefty bill. Most people are not able to afford to pay their full bail amount out of pocket, which is why they turn to a bondsman to help cover these unexpected expenses. Even with the help of a bail bondsman, you could need someone else to back you up on your bond purchase: a co-signer. ABC Bail Bonds understands the financial strain of jailtime and works closely with Harris County residents whenever they need a bail bond. Our friendly team is available to discuss your financial options and answer your questions 24/7, every day of the year. Call us whenever you or a loved one needs to get out of jail fast!

What Happens After You Get Arrested?

What Happens After You Get Arrested?

Something most people hope to never experience is the arrest process, but as troubles can happen to anyone, it does not hurt to know what it consists of. In addition to the actual process of arrest, it is good to know how exactly to get out of jail, which typically requires the assistance of a bail bondsman. ABC Bail Bonds is the most reliable bail bonding company in Houston and all of Harris County. Our agents are experienced; they can answer all the questions you have during this scary time and they know how to get you or a loved one out of jail as quickly as possible.

5 Helpful Organizations for Ex-Offenders

5 Helpful Organizations for Ex-Offenders

Getting out of jail and readjusting to life can be a daunting task. There is a lot of uncertainty surrounding the transition from incarceration to typical daily life. Will you be able to find a home? Can you get a new job? Some people do not know where to turn for help and guidance. There are several organizations that have made it their goal to help ex-offenders, and we are going to share 5 of them with you today. ABC Bail Bonds wants to help Harris County inmates get back into a normal routine, fast.

How Many Types of Bail Bonds Are There?

How Many Types of Bail Bonds Are There?

Understanding the complex legal process that goes on at the time of the arrest to the time of sentencing can be confusing and overwhelming. By providing bail, the defendant can be released from detention with an agreement to appear in court at a later date. However, there are situations where the judge can refuse or reject bail outright. Although the circumstances of each individual will vary, there are many factors that the judge can consider to determine the amount of bail, or refuse it while leaving the defendant in prison. At ABC Bail Bonds, our team knows how important it is to have freedom when planning an upcoming trial, and bail is the only way to stay out of prison.

4 Reasons Why Bail Could Be Denied

4 Reasons Why Bail Could Be Denied

Understanding the complex legal process that goes on at the time of the arrest to the time of sentencing can be confusing and overwhelming. By providing bail, the defendant can be released from detention with an agreement to appear in court at a later date. However, there are situations where the judge can refuse or reject bail outright. Although the circumstances of each individual will vary, there are many factors that the judge can consider to determine the amount of bail, or refuse it while leaving the defendant in prison. At ABC Bail Bonds, our team knows how important it is to have freedom when planning an upcoming trial, and bail is the only way to stay out of prison.

What to Do if You’re Arrested While Out of Town

What to Do if You’re Arrested While Out of Town

Being arrested is not a pleasant experience. However, if you are out of town or in another country, the confusion and disorientation associated with the process can be far worse. For most people, navigating the criminal system can be a real challenge, even in the best of circumstances. However, if you are not at home, avoiding fatigue can be far more difficult. If you or someone you love is arrested outside the city, then the most important thing to do is stay calm and get help from experienced professionals. At ABC Bail Bonds in Houston, TX, we understand how stressful it can be to get arrested in a place that is away from your normal support area.

How to Safely Interact with Houston Police

How to Safely Interact with Houston Police

As a civilian, dealing with the police can be an emotional, distressing, and stressful situation, but it is important to maintain an awareness of your behavior. This might not always be fun to do, but the most important thing you need to do is keep yourself and the police safe. With the latest news, it’s understandable that you might be nervous about coming into contact law enforcement agents, and our team here at ABC Bail Bonds in Houston, TX, understands just how tough it can be to deal with officers.

Dealing with Bail During the Holidays

Dealing with Bail During the Holidays

With Christmas right around the corner, there’s a whole slew of major holidays that have just gone by, and even more headed your way including Hanukkah, New Years, and more. If you or a loved one is forced to deal with an unexpected arrest during this busy, hectic time, then chances are high that stress levels are going to be higher than ever. At ABC Bail Bonds in Houston, TX our team of experienced bail bonds agents has spent years helping individuals deal with the challenges of dealing with bail during the holidays.

Can Posting Bail Negatively Impact Credit Scores?

Can Posting Bail Negatively Impact Credit Scores?

When you’re faced with a situation where you or someone you care about has been arrested, one of the hardest things to deal with is the question of how to secure a release from jail. While bail is always in option in most cases, the reality is that most people simply don’t have enough money on hand to pay the staggering amounts that are associated with offenses, even if they’re minor. Even if there are funds available to deal with bail costs, some people have shared concerns about how paying for bail could ultimately impact their credit history. At ABC Bail Bonds, our team has been working with individuals across South Texas and in Houston for years as they deal with the challenges of getting arrested and posting bail.

Why Skipping Out on Bail is Never a Good Idea

Why Skipping Out on Bail is Never a Good Idea

Getting arrested can be a frustrating experience, and if you’re able to secure your release through bail, then there is a good chance that you’ve at least thought about skipping out on your court date to avoid dealing with the process. The reality is though, that modern technology and digital networks are making this decision a very bad idea. At ABC Bail Bonds, our team of professional bail bonds agents has spent years helping Texans work through the challenges of securing a release from jail through bail so that they can get a head start on dealing with their arrest and court proceedings.

Things to Avoid When Working with a Bail Bond Agency

Things to Avoid When Working with a Bail Bond Agency

Ending up in jail isn’t something anyone ever plans for, and in almost all cases, it is an embarrassing and frustrating experience. If you’ve found yourself in jail then the chances are good that you’re there for the first time and you’re feeling trapped in a strange place wondering how exactly you can secure your release while minimizing the risk of making your situation even worse than it already is. 

Types of Immigration Bonds and How They Work

Types of Immigration Bonds and How They Work

To help people get a better idea of how immigration bonds work, and the various options that are available to them based on their situation, the team here at ABC Bail Bonds wanted to take a little time to look into the topic. Having a clearer understanding of how immigration bonds work can help you or a loved one get out of confinement faster and back to taking care of problems in daily life.