Why use Ranger Bail Bond?
Ranger Bail Bonds is conveniently located in the Cockrell Hill area so that the bail bonding experience is more convenient for our clients. While the bail bond process is relatively simple, it may take some time before bail can be posted and then additional time before the person in released from jail. Because of the amount of time between the initial arrest and the release from jail, it is best to use a bail bond agency that is close to your home because it saves you and the person in jail time.
What is booking in?
Booking in is the procedure for admitting someone to a jail facility. It requires the arresting agency to identify the person who has been arrested and what charges they are being held on. For most facilities, bond cannot be posted until the person is completely booked into the jail. Call us to see if there is anything we can do to speed up the process!
Can I bond myself out?
You can usually post a cash bond to get out of jail. However, it will be for the full amount of the bond, plus posting fees. The amount of cash that you post will be kept until the case is finally resolved, and that might be years in the future. Also, there are processing fees that are kept by the jail for accepting the cash bond so you will not receive the full amount of your cash bond back once the case is over. But probably the most important thing to keep in mind about posting a cash bond is that if the person does not appear when required at court, you may lose the entire amount of the cash deposited for the bond.
How long does it take to get out of jail?
Our paperwork normally takes approximately 15-30 minutes to complete. The release time after the jail receives paperwork from us varies greatly between the jails. The smaller city jails are usually pretty quick (about an hour, maybe less). The county jails and city jails which process more people can take up to 2-4 hours.
What type of collateral do you accept?
We take real estate that is not encumbered with a lien (payments are not being made on a loan related to the real estate) as well as unencumbered cars, motorcycles, boats, recreational vehicles, jewelry, firearms, computers, etc. We value these items at appraised resale value only. Items that are moveable must be surrendered to the bail agent while there is still potential liability on the bond. Please call us to discuss your collateral.
We do not accept collateral such as homes or any other items that another party has a lien on or is holding the title to the property. If you are making payments related to that home or property it is more than likely not collateral that we will accept. But it is best to call us to be certain.
When do I get my collateral back?
The collateral is returned when the court case is resolved and there is not longer any obligation owed to the bond company related to the bond.
What happens if someone I bond out does not appear in court as required?
The court will most likely issue a warrant for their arrest. When this happens, the bail bond agency will call that person’s home and work to let them know they missed court so that they appear in court, get the warrant recalled, and resolve the case. If theses attempts are unsuccessful, the bail bond agency may hire third-parties who specialize in fugitive apprehension. While this may seem extreme, the person guaranteeing the bond will want the fugitive to appear in court so that their liability related to the bond is lessened. Ultimately it is best for everyone if the person appears in court, because these charges will not simply go away due to the passage of time. If the person remains a fugitive for too long, the court may refuse to give them a bond in the future when they are eventually back in custody.