Corpus Christi Bail Bonds
If a person is arrested and charged with a crime in Nueces County, he or she has a choice between posting bail or waiting in jail until the court date. Since waiting in jail is not an option for most people, you're going to want to be able to post bail.
Once the court assigns your bail release amount, it's time to contact a bail bond agent. Typical bail amounts can seem intimidating because most people are not going to have that much cash on hand.
A bail bond agent can work with you to help secure a much lower payment. For example, if bail is set at $100,000, a bail bond agent can help to ensure your loved one's release for 10 percent of that amount ($10,000). If you still do not have that much cash on hand, many bail bond companies accept credit cards or offer payment plans to cover bail bond fees.
Your bail bond agent will post the surety bond with the court in exchange for a non-refundable 10-percent fee. As a condition of the bail bondsman paying the bail, your loved one must then appear before the court on the appointed trial date.
Posting bail with the help of a bail bond agent is always advisable. Your loved one can be released (with court conditions and regular check-ins) to go about his or her life and continue working and paying for a defense. Many bail bond services also offer shuttle services from the jail and to and from the court.
Wondering if your loved one is currently in jail? Any local bail bond company in Corpus Christi can tell you if your love one is currently in custody, but you can also call or visit the Nueces county jail at 901 Leopard St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401, (361) 887-2300.