What Can Gallagher Bail Bonds do for you?
When situations arise that may have you or a loved one needing bail support, Gallagher Bail Bonds can help! We understand that there are times when- for one reason or another- people end up needing to post bail. Our team is non judgemental, professional, and understands that sometimes the unexpected can occur! With a combined experience of over 60 years in the Texas Criminal justice system, Gallagher has provided support to Tarrant county residents for over 10 years! Our knowledge of the system gives Gallagher the upper hand in understanding exactly what is needed and how to get your loved one out quickly and efficiently. We know most people do not have liquid money available with short notice. Financial restrictions should not be the reason a loved one waits behind bars for a hearing. Gallagher has provided help to many families over the years and know we can help you as well.
How Do Bail Bonds Work?
Bail bonds are a conditional loan provided to a “cosigner”. Bail bonds allow an individual the ability to post bail for a loved one, even if they only physically have a fraction of the bail amount. This service is provided by the bail bond company for an openly agreed upon fee, discussed in advance of providing the loan. Bail is essentially collateral for the court, giving an accused individual the opportunity to await his/her arraignment in the comfort of home. Bail itself is not meant to be a fine or additional fee to the defendant. It is refunded to the defendant or the company who posted bail upon meeting all of the conditions of bail; hence being a “conditional loan.”
Bail bonds are a service provided to a cosigner where a bail bond company agrees to help. The expectation is that the defendant meets all of the conditional requirements outlined for his/her case. If conditions are not met, bail is kept by the courts and the cosigner is then legally responsible for repaying the loan in full. If conditions are met, bail is returned to the bail bond company and the only responsibility for the cosigner is that of the agreed upon service fee.
Bail is set at different amounts typically depending on the severity of the crime committed. A judge will read over the case and assign a bail amount. The judge has the sole discretion of approving or denying bail. If bail is denied for any reason, a bail bond company will not be able to help.
What if the Terms of the Bail Bond are Violated?
Again, a bail bond is a conditional release. If the defendant violates the terms outlined in his/her bail or fails to show up for assigned court dates, a warrant will be issued for his/her immediate arrest. A judge revoking a bail bond is very serious. Court dates are expected to be met and very little leniency is granted when it comes to dates, times, or forfeiture of outlined conditions. If you are aware in advance that the defendant will not be able to appear to court on the assigned date, it is essential that you contact Gallagher immediately.
Gallagher can press a bail bond reinstatement for unexpected events, but communication is key and the defendant can expect additional fees to be applied to the loan amount. Our Gallagher Bail Bond team works diligently to assist the defendant whenever possible and will seek to get the bail bond reinstated as quickly as possible following a violation or expected violation of bail. Having a professional on your side is essential to the success of many cases. Gallagher cannot guarantee a bail bond reinstatement will be approved, but in many cases our team has supported our clients through such issues and have been able to help!
Who uses Bail Bondsmen?
In short, Gallagher Bail Bonds is available to anyone and everyone looking to bail out someone in Tarrant County! Most people never plan to get arrested and, even fewer, have enough money available to post bail on their own without the help of a bail bondsman. Race, gender, level of education, and age are irrelevant. Beware: Even such issues as traffic violations can cause a warrant to be issued and an arrest to be made. The following are the most common traffic ticket occurrences that may lead to arrest if ignored or unpaid:
- Expired driver’s license
- Lack of driver’s license
- Expired inspection sticker
- Expired registration sticker
- Lack of Driver’s insurance
- Failure to stop and render aid
- Failure to stop at a stop sign
- Failure to yield
- Failure to stop at a red light
At times, everyone may need help with posting bail for a loved one. Being arrested is a fact of life for many, but awaiting trial in jail doesn’t have to be! Our team at Gallagher is available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days per week, 365 days per year.
What is the Bail Process and Timeline?
The timeline for release varies based primarily on the location of the individual being held. Once paperwork is processed, your loved one may be released within a few hours or up to 6-7 hours, depending on the size of the facility in which they are being held. Gallagher’s paperwork takes between 30 minutes and an hour to complete and we get the ball rolling right away the moment the paperwork is set.