Austin Jail Release
Erskine Law will help you get out of jail as fast as possible! Contact us to learn more at 512-294-1924, 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. We accept payment plans and accept all major credit cards. There is no case too big or too small, Erskine Law works with experts and investigators around the state to ensure the best results 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 do we help with Austin Jail Release?
- We go to pretrial investigations on your behalf and obtain a bond package to interview the arrested individual. This allows us to interview the arrestee to gather the information needed for the background check.
- We 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, we take 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 we return the bond to pretrial services to prepare a package for delivery for the jail.
- Then we walk 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 https://public.co.travis.tx.us/sips/default.aspx. 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. We can obtain a copy of this probable cause affidavit as soon as possible and review it prior to meeting with you, in most cases. Also, in most instances we 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 Erskine Law immediately to discuss jail release options: 512-294-1924
The following is Travis County and Austin Inmate Search information. Please contact us 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 512-854-9889.
Hays And 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, Hays 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, Hays, Bastrop, Caldwell, Blanco, Burnet, or some other county, we are still be able to assist you in securing their release or finding bondsmen to get your person out of jail.
- Hays, Williamson or other County Arrests
- In Williamson and Hays County your options are a little limited when it comes to securing the release of a person arrested. For the most part you’ll have to hire a bail bondsman to get someone out. Judges in Williamson and Hays 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 us at 512-294-1924. 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 we can assist you in getting the person released ourselves or with a local bail bond agency.