So, you have a warrant out for your arrest and you aren’t sure what you should do next. Like any smart 21st-century individual who has a smartphone, you ask the search engines what the best thing is for you to do. Because you live in Waco, Texas, (or thereabouts), you came upon this very blog which you are now reading.
As fate (or the algorithms, whichever you prefer to believe in) would have it, you happened to come across Break ‘Em Out Bail Bonds, the top Texas bail bond company around! Keep reading to find out some expert advice from a bail bond company that has seen a thing or two in our day.
Should You Turn Yourself In?
You are probably wondering what to do. Sadly, simply ignoring the tiny little issue called a “warrant for your arrest” won’t make it go away any time soon. It might seem like you are stuck between a rock and a hard place; turning yourself in means jail time, and running from the law eventually means more trouble and jail time.
We are here to tell you that there are things you should think about prior to turning yourself in. While everyone’s situation is unique in its own right, it’s important to understand what you are being charged for in order to figure out what the best way to respond to the warrant might be.
What Are Your Charges?
The first thing you should find out is to figure out what it is that you’ve been charged for. You can give us a call and we will call the sheriff’s office on your behalf, but you can also visit the Texas Judicial Branch’s website to find out information for yourself.
There are two types of warrants which you need to be aware of — bench warrants and cost warrants.
A bench warrant will be issued when a defendant fails to appear for their court hearing, in most cases. Bench warrants can also be issued by a judge who has sufficient evidence to deem there is probable cause that a crime has been committed, or if new charges have been brought against the accused.
Cost warrants, also called green warrants, are not as severe. They are issued when you owe money to the court due to a ticket that remains unpaid. In many cases, you should work with a bail bondsman to help you formulate a payment plan to make sure you will stay out of jail.
Give Us A Call!
There are many other questions which we haven’t had the time to address in today’s blog. Should you hire a lawyer? Do you need a bail bond agency to help? Can you afford one? A good number of these questions can only be answered once we understand the specifics of your particular situation.
At Break ‘Em Out Bail Bonds of Bell County, we have the experience and industry knowledge people need. We work day and night to get you the affordable outcome you are looking for. At the end of the day, your freedom is our business, and we mean business! Give our Bell County bail bond agency a call, 24/7, 365!