24-Hour Jail Release Bail Attorney Austin
Nobody wants to be on either end of that one collect phone call made from jail.
The person calling from jail is scared, confused, embarrassed, worried, desperate, alone. The person picking up the phone is also incredibly worried, scared and may not know where to turn to help their loved one in crisis.
If you are the person receiving that call, we are here to help.
When someone is arrested, the first concern is getting out of jail - as fast as possible. Just as important is legal protection - preserving legal rights, immediately investigating and mitigating damage, and, whenever possible, working to stop the case from going forward.
We do both.
As criminal defense attorneys, we can help our clients the most when we can get involved from the beginning, meeting with them the moment they are arrested and advising them about their rights and the criminal process. As lawyers, we often have answers and access that other agencies, such as bondsmen, cannot provide. By gathering details, investigating the circumstances of the arrest, and halting interrogation as we get your loved one out of jail, we might secure a more favorable position for the defense, right at the outset of the case.
There is nothing more rewarding than helping someone get out of jail. In the middle of the workday, or in the wee hours of the night, resolving such a crisis is the best part of our job. Call the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler at 512-457-5200 for immediate assistance.
1. Why should you call the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler?
Our attorneys are extremely experienced and successful at getting clients released from jail in Travis County. We are honest, reliable, and will do everything we can to ensure that your loved one will get out of jail as soon as possible. Jail releases can take time, but we will be there to deal with your friend or loved one immediately. When you call the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, we will treat you like family. We will offer honest assessments and do everything we can to assist you. At the Law Offices of Jason Trumpler, we intend to build clients for life.
2. What you should know about a release from jail:
On average, it takes 4 - 6 hours for the Sheriff to release somebody from custody once the judge signs the bond and the lawyer turns the bond into Central Booking. This does not count the time for the client to be booked into jail by the police. This also does not count the time that it takes for the lawyer to interview the client, gather the background checks, fill out the bond paperwork, and meet with the judge. Please be aware that the person will likely be in custody for a minimum of 6 hours before he or she can be released.
3. When you call us:
Notify us immediately that you need to get someone out of jail. This helps our office prioritize your call as an emergency and handle the case as quickly as possible. If you are calling after business hours, we will know you need to get someone out of jail.
Please have as much as the following information available as possible so we can be of better help to you during our telephone conversation:
1) Name and date of birth of the person arrested
2) When the person was arrested
3) Their employment or education history
4) Your relationship to the person in jail
5) Which jail they called you from
6) What they were arrested for [if you don't have it, we can look it up]
7) Bond amount [if you don't have it, we can look it up]
After getting this information, we may need to make some follow-up phone calls to ascertain the bond amount and calculate the cost of doing the jail release. Once we can quote the fee for the release, we will either take payment by credit card over the phone, or make other payment arrangements with you.
We can be reached 24 hours a day at 512-457-5200 to handle a jail release. If the answering service answers, just let them know it is a jail release and they will make sure an attorney is contacted immediately.
A portion of the amount paid toward a jail release will be credited toward legal fees if we are later hired to handle the criminal case.
4. Why hire a lawyer over a bail bondsman?
Nobody plans to be arrested. Most of our clients have never had to make arrangements to get somebody out of jail, and we acknowledge that it can be a sensitive and, at times, embarrassing situation. It is equally awkward for the person in jail. Given everything that has just happened, people that have just been arrested have a number of legal questions that a bail bondsman can't answer. We feel that meeting with a client in their greatest moment of crisis is of tremendous importance-even at 4:00 in the morning.
First, you will pay less.
When you hire a bail bondsman, you will pay 10%- 20% of the bond amount plus guaranteed security and collateral in the amount of double the bond.
Second, it's a better investment.
A bail bondsman makes 99% of their money from the first couple of hours of getting you out of jail. They're taking a financial risk based on whether or not their client will show up to court in the future. For example, if you spend $4,000 on a bail bondsman to get you out of jail, you are paying them $1,000- $2,000 an hour. The bondsman will hold the bond until the end of your case, but you will never get that money back, nor can it be applied to attorney's fees. This money can be better invested in hiring a good defense lawyer than in making a quick decision to use a bail bondsman to get someone out of jail.
Third, a lawyer can start on your case at this very important time.
Investigation begins the moment you've been arrested. Once someone is arrested and in jail, the clock starts ticking in terms of finding witnesses, getting witness statements, collecting evidence, and mounting an effective defense to possibly keep a case from being filed or even indicted. Once somebody is out of jail, normally they tend to rest on their heels and wait as their court date draws near. This is a bad idea! If you are serious about contesting your case and keeping a conviction off of your record, you should have a lawyer on your case from the minute you step foot in jail. That lawyer will be able to take a very detailed statement from you, as we expend a lot of time with interviews and collecting evidence. We can begin working on the case immediately to determine if there is any evidence that may have been lost or destroyed. Furthermore, by having a lawyer involved at the outset, we are sometimes able to get affidavits, non-prosecution, or witness statements that may not be as valuable if they are taken weeks or months after the date of arrest. The police officers likely already have the witness statements from the day of or day before the arrest and it is important, if not imperative, for us to be on an equal playing field with them. The clients that use our services to get them out of jail are often able to mount a very effective defense because we have such an advantage in terms of time.
Fourth, hiring a lawyer to perform your jail release will save you time and stress.
If you hire a lawyer for a jail release, there will be one less person you will have to tell the traumatic events of your arrest to. By having a lawyer involved at the outset, hiring an attorney will no longer be on your "to-do" list. Aside from the fact that our firm will credit a portion of the jail release fee towards your defense, we will be in a better position to advise you as to what to do when you are out of jail, especially in cases involving protective orders, pretrial release, personal bonds or different conditions of those bonds. We can advise you where to stay or what to do in order to limit your exposure to the criminal system. If we are able to get your case resolved pretrial or even pre-indictment, you will save money on attorney's fees.