Articles: Bail Bonds Fort Worth

July 5, 2017

How in the World is the Bail Amount Set?

Ever wonder how the bail amount is set? We often get asked how bail is set. To many, it seems like an unfair process – arbitrary, random, and unpredictable.  First, to answer the question, let’s look at the law.  What does the law say about how magistrates and officials are supposed to set bail for those that have been arrested of a crime? Bail Bonds are regulated by Chapter 17 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure.  This chapter clearly lays out exactly what a bail bond is, when it can be taken, how it can be taken, who can take it, etc.  It also clearly addresses how the bail amount should be set. Art. 17.15, titled “Rules For Fixing Amount of Bail” states:  The amount of bail to be required in any case is to be regulated by the court, judge, magistrate or officer taking the bail; they are […]
April 13, 2017

Mission Bail Bonds: A Fort Worth Texas Bail Bond Story

Mission Bail Bonds: Our Story At Mission Bail Bonds, we love what we do.  As we bond individuals out of jail, we have the opportunity to walk alongside our clients as they navigate the criminal justice system.  We provide direction, answer questions, and encourage clients to see this time in their lives through to a conclusion.  We are straightforward in our approach and each client knows exactly what is required of them while they are on bond with us. If you need more information on how to bail someone out in the Fort Worth, Tarrant County area, we can help! Call us at 817-840-6000. Mission Bail Bonds Fort Worth TX    
March 20, 2017

A Case Study Involving Class C Tickets

A Case Study Involving Tickets People are surprised to hear that many of the bonds we do involve traffic tickets. How does someone end up in jail for a traffic ticket? Well, consider the following client we recently bonded out of a municipal jail: Client: 46 year old male, wife, two teenage kids (= very busy!) Occupation: Outside sales, travels 3 nights a week throughout the southwest Criminal History: None This client was on the way to the airport very early in the morning to catch his flight. He was running late and was worried he would miss his plane. Of course, he got pulled over for speeding and the officer gave him a ticket. He knew this would cause him to miss his flight and was completely frustrated. Irritated, he crumpled the ticket up and stuffed it in the side panel of his car door and figured he would […]
February 2, 2017

A Case Study Involving DWI

A Case Study Involving DWI When you think of bail bonds, you probably think of a “hardened criminal” that is portrayed on the latest TV legal drama.  We want to challenge that thought for a moment.  At Mission Bail Bonds, we meet people from all walks of life – and very few of them fall into the category of “hardened criminal”. The following is an example of a client we have bonded out in the past: Client:  24 year old female Occupation:  Full time student at a local university.  She is a senior majoring in Biology.  She works 20-30 hours a week at a local retail establishment. Previous Criminal History:  NONE This client was arrested by a local police department for DWI and taken to the municipal jail.  She was booked in around 1:00 a.m., her bond was set at $2500 and she was allowed to call someone.  She called […]
January 29, 2017

Bail Bonds: What Happens After the Bond is “Done”?

Most of the information you read on bail bonds is about the process BEFORE the bond is done. If you are in the position of bonding someone out of jail, I am sure there seems to be a lot of unknowns and unanswered questions.  I think we usually do a good job of explaining the process, but most of the explanation focuses on getting the bond done.  But what happens after? Here’s a quick overview.  After we collect all the appropriate information from the person responsible for bonding the inmate out, we collect and submit all bond paperwork to the appropriate agency.  For example, if the inmate is charged with a Class B misdemeanor or higher out of Tarrant County, we would submit the paperwork to the Tarrant County bond desk for processing.  They will then contact the holding facility where the inmate is currently located and verify that the […]
January 21, 2017

Fort Worth Bail Bonds: Why Are They in the Mansfield Jail?

Bail Bonds: The Fort Worth-to-Mansfield Jail Scenario   Sometimes bail bonds can be tricky.  For example, someone you know has been arrested by the Fort Worth Police and you need a bail bond, right?  You call and they tell you that your friend or relative is in the Mansfield Jail.  Why in the world would they be in Mansfield?  Well, that’s a great question.  The short answer is money, but read on for a little history and to find out how the process works today. The City of Fort Worth has been housing their inmates in the Mansfield Jail since they contracted with Mansfield in 2001.  Prior to this time, Fort Worth paid Tarrant County to provide jail services in the police administration building at 350 W. Belknap St.  The police administration building was built in 1985, funded by both the City and County, and included the county jail on […]
December 7, 2016

Bail Bonds: Six Common Misconceptions

Bail Bonds: What are the most Common Misconceptions? One thing I’ve learned by starting my own bail bond business is that most people really have no idea how bail bonds work or who would need one. This is actually a good thing! The fact that you don’t know how they work means you’ve never had to bond someone out. However, because of this, it is a business that is ripe with misconceptions. Here are a few of the most common misconceptions. Read on and I’ll try to shed some light on how bail bonds work, the business, and who might need the services of a bail bondsman. Misconception 1: It’s like Dog the Bounty Hunter Oh my goodness, no.  It would be the equivalent of watching an episode of Gray’s Anatomy and assuming that was how residents and physicians really interacted in a hospital. Reality TV and REALITY = two […]
September 22, 2016
Warrants and what they mean in bailbonds

What is a Warrant?

September 22, 2016
what a walk-through is in the means of a bailbond

What is a walkthrough?