How to Secure a Jail Release in Austin:

Austin Jail Release – (512) 359-3030


Law Maverick will help you secure a jail release as fast as possible! Contact Brian to learn more at (512) 359-3030, phones answered 24 hours/day. For an Austin Jail Release, criminal attorneys are permitted to do jail releases similar to bail bondsmen, and they can also negotiate terms of release with a magistrate or judge. When a client calls for a jail release they also are able to apply the payment to their actual legal representation, think of it as a down payment. Law Maverick accepts payment plans and accept all major credit cards. There is no case too big or too small, Law Maverick works with experts and investigators around the state to ensure a fair outcome for every client.

What’s more, while a bail bondsman cannot act until after a bond is set (i.e., until you see a magistrate), an Austin jail release lawyer can start an Austin jail release immediately by approaching the judge and waiving the magistration process, essentially moving the bond to the front of the line. Using a criminal attorney for an Austin jail release is often the fastest way to secure a friend or loved one’s freedom.




How does Law Maverick help with Austin Jail Release?

  • Brian will go to pretrial investigations on your behalf and obtain a bond package to interview the arrested individual. This allows him to interview the arrestee to gather the information needed for the background check.
  • Brian will take the package directly to pretrial services and wait while the background check is conducted. Once the background check is conducted, pretrial investigations will either recommend approving or denying the bond.
  • As soon as pretrial services gives their recommendation, Brian takes it to the duty magistrate for approval. Although pretrial investigation may recommend denying the bond, the judge will often approve it with an attorney walking the bond through for the arrestee.
  • Once approved Brian returns the bond to pretrial services to prepare a package for delivery for the jail.
  • Then Brian walks the bond to the Jail for processing.


What are the steps in an Inmate Search and Austin Jail Release?

  • The judge will set the bond amount.
  • Pretrial Investigations will gather the arrestees’ information, conduct a background check, and call references.
  • The Judge reviews the bond application and approves or denies it.
  • The approved bond is delivered to the jail for processing.
  • Your friend or loved one is released, usually within 2-4 hours of the jail receiving the bond.


Where is my friend or loved one?

In Travis County, a person who has been arrested and is in custody of the Austin Police Department (or other Travis County department that is lawfully authorized to make arrests) is transferred to the central booking office located in the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center, 509 West 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701. To search for a loved one who has been arrested, visit The police officer will submit a probable cause affidavit (PC affidavit for short), which basically states why the officer had reason to believe that a crime was committed. The police officer must turn in that PC affidavit within 24 hours of the arrest for a misdemeanor, or 48 hours after the arrest for a felony. Once the magistrate or judge reviews this probable cause affidavit, he or she will determine if there was enough probable cause for the police officer to make the arrest, and if so, set a bail amount. Then the person arrested will meet with the judge or magistrate, usually within 24 hours of the bond being set. Law Maverick can obtain a copy of this probable cause affidavit as soon as possible and review it prior to meeting with you, in some cases. Also, in some instances Brian can approach the magistrate or judge on your behalf and waive the magistrate process (which can sometimes take up to several hours, delaying the time your friend or loved one is released from jail).

Contact Law Maverick immediately to discuss jail release options:(512) 359-3030

The following is Travis County and Austin Inmate Search information. Please contact Brian right away for more detailed information and a free consultation.

Austin Inmate Search Information:

  • To perform an Austin Inmate Search, visit:
    • All information about people in Travis County jail can be obtained by calling Jail Information at (512) 359-3030.


Williamson County Jail Release

Why can’t I just get a bail bond? Bail bondsmen generally charge a fee of around 10%-20% of the bond amount, which is only to secure jail release. Once out of jail, the arrested person must still hire a criminal attorney for the charge.  In many other counties, such as Williamson County and Bastrop County, bail bondsmen are the only ones authorized to arrange for jail release. If your friend or loved one was arrested in Williamson, Bastrop, Caldwell, Blanco, Burnet, or some other county, Law Maverick is still able to assist you in securing their release or finding bondsmen to get your person out of jail.

  • Williamson or other County Arrests
    • In Williamson County your options are a little limited when it comes to securing the release of a person arrested. In some instances, you’ll have to hire a bail bondsman to get someone out. Judges in Williamson County grant PR bonds in VERY limited situations. If it’s the middle of the night you can still hire an attorney to waive the magistration procedure but you’ll still have to hire a bail bondsman to post bond.
    • Hiring an attorney to get someone out of jail can definitely speed things up. Outside of Travis County you’ll probably have to hire a bail bondsman. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to call Brian at (512) 359-3030. Our phones are answered 24-hours a day.
    • If the arrest was not in Travis County, contact the sheriff’s office in the county where the person was arrested to get jail release information. Then call our office to see if Brian can assist you in getting the person released ourselves or with a local bail bond agency.


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