Dallas Bail Bonds – 24 Hour Jail Releases

dallas county bail bondsBill was amazing. Got out of jail in less than 24 hours and had my case dismissed that day. Real life saver and excellent communication to my spouse and parents the whole time. Even in the middle of the night. Would recommend Mr. Knox in a heartbeat and although I hope to never have a need to hire a criminal defense attorney if I did Mr Knox would be my first call.

Dallas Bail Bonds | Bail Bonds Dallas TX

dallas bail bondsCriminal Lawyer Bill Knox can help arrange Dallas bail bonds and jail releases for cases filed in Dallas. Mr. Knox has been a practicing criminal defense lawyer in Dallas, Texas for over 30 years and has years of experience assisting clients and families through the Dallas bail bonds and jail release process.

Attorney Bill Knox may arrange for jail releases or Dallas bail bonds for any of the following criminal charges: misdemeanors, felonies, assaults, DWI, DUI, drug possessions, thefts, fraud, credit card abuse, marijuana possession and more.

Generally by hiring us to assist with the posting of the bond, we will also begin representation on your case as your attorney.  This way, one phone call can get you a fast and reliable bond plus the services of a local defense attorney.  Our staff is on-call 24 hours per day and we are ready to assist you.  We know that bad things sometimes happen to good people, that’s why we are ready to assist you right now.

Are You Really Available 24 Hours for Bail Bonds in Dallas?

bail bonds dallas txYes, we really are available to you 24 hours per day.  No matter the time of day or night, when you call our office you will be greeted by a warm, professional, live staff member with access to one of our attorneys at all times.  If you are asked to leave a name and number with one of our staff members, rest assured that your message has already been passed to the attorney on call and you will be receiving a call back immediately.  Yes, we really do monitor our phones 24 hours per day for emergency situations like these.

When your phone call is returned, it will, in most instances, be returned by the actual attorney on-call.  We do not have “assistants” or “agents” calling back to handle your legal problems or questions.  You will be talking directly to a licensed attorney at law.  Feel free to ask any questions you may have about the bail bonds process.  We are here to answer your questions, hopefully help with your stress level and offer our years of professional experience as a way to guide you through this tough and trying process.  At the Law Offices of Bill Knox, you will be treated like a real client and not just a number.  Our founding attorney still handles most of the cases and talks to clients on a daily basis.

How To Post Dallas Bail Bonds

The Dallas County, Texas Jail named Lew Sterrett is located at 111 W. Commerce Street in Dallas, Texas 75208.  Cash bonds may be paid in full at Lew Sterret in place of Dallas bail bonds.  However, if you do not have the full amount needed to post a cash bond as it is set by a magistrate, you may seek the assistance of a Dallas bail bonds man or an attorney who may post Dallas bail bonds.

Generally, you will only pay a portion of the entire bond called the bond premium.  For instance, if a loved one is incarcerated in Lew Sterrett jail and the Dallas bail bond is set at $10,000 by a magistrate, you would probably be charged somewhere between 10% to 20% of the bond by a bonding company.  This fee is generally non-refundable, as essentially you are borrowing $10,000 from the bail bonding company and paying them interest on their money.  This is how Dallas bail bonds companies make their money and why they exist.

Sometimes, however, a bonding company may require that you put up the entire bond amount and they will refund a portion to you at the conclusion of the case, provided that the defendant appears for all scheduled Court appearances as required.  This is generally the case when the defendant does not live locally, whether that be a different city in Texas or a different state.  This is also a method used by local bonding agencies to secure the release of illegal aliens who are incarcerated.

What You May Expect Once You’ve Paid For The Bail Bond

Dallas County jail is very crowded and, as such, the release times for an inmate can take longer than what you might would expect.  The average time for an inmate to be released from Dallas County after posting a bail bond is approximately 6-8 hours.  Dallas County processes thousands of inmates per year.  The central jail in Dallas, Lew Sterrett, is also responsible for processing bonds for persons incarcerated on other, local, city jails like Irving, Desoto, Mesquite, Garland, Coppell and more.  In reality, the bond desk at Dallas County is truly processing bonds for not only inmates at their own facility, but for inmates incarcerated on the other local, Dallas County jails as well.  You can see where this would be a tough and overwhelming job.  However, it is always our advice to treat the jail staff with the same courtesy and respect you would want from another person.

Dallas County Lew Sterrett Jail Location

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Dallas County Lew Sterrett Jail Location 32.776807, -96.815440


Cosigning On Dallas Bail Bonds

If you are asked to cosign by an attorney or a bondsman, it means that you are signing to guarantee that the person incarcerated will appear at all of their scheduled Court dates.  If that person fails to appear and you have cosigned, the bondman or the attorney posting Dallas bail bonds, may seek the full amount of the bond from the cosigner.

If you choose to cosign for Dallas bail bonds, make sure that you do not take this responsibility lightly because you may be facing liability if the person fails to appear for Court.