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Fast Jail Release in Austin, Texas

Our Travis County Criminal Lawyers Can Help

It's not uncommon to find yourself or a loved one taken into custody for a crime, even for a first offense. Unfortunately, the processing procedure for these arrests and how and when bail is decided can leave an individual stuck behind bars. The truth is that, even for minor crimes, it can take up to 48 hours or longer for bail to be set by a judge and for the accused to be eligible for release.

In many cases, friends and family might turn to a bond bailsman service for this situation, but in the rush to take action, it's hard to vet which of these services is legitimate and efficient. At Hines Ranc & Holub, we know the fear and urgency friends and family can feel when someone they love is taken into custody. We know how to expedite these steps and get your loved one out of jail as soon as possible.

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The Bail Process & How We Can Help

When a loved one has been taken into custody, it is important to understand the procedure by which they are processed and jailed. Knowing this, you and skilled representative can determine at what point the bond is determined and the earliest opportunity for bail to be posted.

After an arrest in Georgetown or Austin, the following will happen:

  • The accused is processed at central booking.
  • An officer will submit a probable cause affidavit detailing the arrest.
  • A judge or magistrate will review the affidavit and determine the bond.
  • The judge or magistrate will meet with the accused within 24 hours.
  • After this meeting, the accused eligible for release via bail.

With a knowledgeable representative working on your behalf, the final steps could be waived. It is possible to obtain the affidavit and meet with the judge or magistrate for the accused, making that final meeting unnecessary and saving the accused and their families up to a full day of unnecessary jail time.

What to Expect at the Arraignment Hearing

When you first appear in court after your initial arrest, it is known as an arraignment hearing. This is the hearing where the judge will decide whether or not to release the individual or provide a bail amount they must meet. The judge is require to set a reasonable bail amount, if any. In certain cases, a defendant may be released on their own recognizance. This means no bail is necessary.

During this process, the judge will also advise the defendant of the charges they have been accused of, take their plea (guilty, not guilty, no contest), and set dates for further court proceedings. For example, if plea negotiations are going to be worked out, this date may be set in court.

On the other hand, preliminary hearings for a trial may also be set if you intend to fight your charges. When the judge sets the bail amount, your loved ones, family members, or friends will have the opportunity to pay your bail for you to be released. If they can't come up with the amount, they may need legal assistance. This is where we come in. Our team can help you take the proper steps to secure jail release in Austin.

Get Seasoned Legal Guidance On Your Side

You do not have to sit around wondering when your loved one can be released from custody. Call our firm to get award-winning Austin criminal defense lawyers on your side today! We have 85+ years of collective legal experience under our belts and know how to secure fast release from jail. No matter your situation, our skilled team at Hines Ranc & Holub is ready to help with your case.

Don't waste any more time! Request your free consultation immediately.