Frequently Asked Questions
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This instructional video will walk you through the bail bond process and what to expect while on bond with us.
A Bail Bond – technically called a Surety Bond – can be thought of kind of like collateral. It is a guarantee made by a licensed bail bond agent that if a defendant is released from jail, he or she will appear in court as promised.
In most cases the fee is 10 to 15 percent of the total bond amount, depending on the circumstance. For an exact quote, please give us a call at (254) 755-7589 and speak with one of our bail agents today!
We realize that the cost of a bail bond may be more than you have readily on hand. Luckily, we have flexible payment options available to assist you in securing your friend or loved one’s release from jail. Give us a call at (254) 755-7589 and speak with a licensed bail bond agent!
We accept cash, check or money order, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover. Unfortunately, like most other bail bond companies, we do not accept collateral.
When a person is arrested, they will be taken to the local jail (in our case, this is the McLennan County Jail) for processing and booking. This includes fingerprinting, pictures, and nation-wide computer database searches. It can take a few hours for this to happen.
While the person is being processed, we can gather information from you to save time later on – so please don’t hesitate to contact us right away at (254) 755-7589!
Start by contacting us at (254) 755-7589! During our quick initial phone consultation, we will ask for information about your situation in order to determine the risk involved in the bond and begin the approval process.
Once the bail bond is approved, the customer will need to sign basic bail bond documents including an application, Indemnity Agreement, and receipt. After the paperwork is finalized and payment has been made, we will “post” the bail bond at the jail.
Remember that the defendant will have certain obligations after they are released from jail and for the duration of their time on bond. For more information, take a look at our article discussing what to do and not to do while on bond.
If the defendant is not bailed out, he or she will generally remain in custody until the matter has been resolved in court.
When you bail someone out of jail, you are called the bail bond indemnitor (or “co-signer”). By doing this, you take full responsibility for the defendant to show up in court and – if there is a payment arrangement in place – for all payments to be made.
This responsibility continues until all outstanding payments to us have been made and the defendant has attended his or her final court date.
This is called a Failure to Appear, or “FTA”.
If the FTA was a simple mistake, then the bail bond company or an attorney can usually make arrangements for the defendant to return to court. Courts generally understand that people get sick, traffic or car problems arise and other unforeseen circumstances occur. This is most commonly the situation and is easily remedied.
On the other hand, if a defendant ultimately does not appear in court, you must make contact with our office to see what the next step is. Remember – if you are the co-signer, then you are the one held responsible for the bail. It is very important that you do your best to help us resolve the situation as quickly as possible.
For more information about where to go to court, take a look at our article discussing this topic.
We are a family business and we pride ourselves on our professionalism. We are trusted in our community, and have been in the bail business since 1995.
For a list of reasons why we feel like we are the best choice for posting a bail bond in Waco, Texas, check out our Why Us” page“.
You may also contact the McLennan County Bail Bond Coordinator’s office at (254) 757-5000.