What To Use As Bail Bond Collateral

What To Use As Bail Bond Collateral

Collateral is often used in situations where security is required for the party that takes on any liability to follow through on their end of the bargain. The same principle applies to bail bonds. Although there are several types of bonds, a surety bond is the most...

When Is A Minor Tried As An Adult?

When Is A Minor Tried As An Adult?

Few things can be more terrifying than having one of your children get arrested, especially if you aren’t clear on the inner workings of the justice system. Minors under the age of 17 are usually tried in a juvenile court, but there are certain situations in which...

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...