Handling Jail Releases

Dallas County Jail Release

If you have a family member or friend in jail, call and I’ll tell you what it takes to get them out. I’ve dealt with all the local jails. Sometimes people want fast, sometimes they want cheap. I’ll tell you all your Dallas County Jail release options and let you decide.

When dealing with the Dallas County Jail, it’s helpful to know the system. Lew Sterrett is a big jail with lots of employees, and they can’t always say exactly where a person is held or when they might be getting out. Talking with jailers can be frustrating if you don’t know what to ask, and the jailers can get just as frustrated with you. Plus, just when you think you might be getting somewhere, a shift change can come along and set you back again.

At the Traylor Law Firm, the goal is to save you time and money. I want to get your person out as fast as possible. You shouldn’t have to wait to know exactly what’s going on. I’ll help clear it up so you know what’s happening every step of the way as I arrange a Dallas County jail release on your behalf. 

I have helped people with their criminal defense cases and Dallas County jail release for over 20 years. I provide Dallas County jail release for misdemeanors, felonies, DWIs, drug possessions, thefts, assaults, fraud, credit card abuse, marijuana possession, and more. In some cases, people are even held on warrants for unpaid tickets.

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    How to Handle Dallas County Jail Release

    If someone you care about is in jail, you may be able to post a bond to get them out. A bond is a money amount set by a judge to release the person from jail before their court date. The amount is intended to persuade the defendant will show up at court so they don’t lose their money.

    The quickest way to get somebody out is to post cash bonds directly with the jail. The Dallas County Jail is located at 111 W. Commerce Street, Dallas, Texas. Cash bonds may be paid in full at the bond desk at Lew Sterrett to secure a Dallas County jail release. However, this is also the most expensive way, as you must have the full cash amount of the bonds upfront. For those who do not have the full amount, bail bonds companies and some lawyers can assist with your Dallas County jail release.

    The bond company will charge a small portion of the bond as their fee. For larger bonds, that fee is usually 10%. For smaller bonds, it is a fixed rate. For instance, a $500 bond should cost about $175. This fee is called a premium. Unlike a cash bond, this fee is non-refundable. However, if your person does not make their court dates, the bond company will seek to recover more money from the cosigner or the person who signed for the bond.

    If you’re arrested in Dallas County on a felony probation violation, you will be subject to a “no bond” warrant, which means you won’t be able to bond out for any amount of money. In other cases, the bond is set high. If either of these happen to you, you need a Dallas County jail release attorney fighting for your rights and seeking a bond reduction.

    Post-Dallas County Jail Release

    I can continue to represent the defendant after I’ve gotten them out of jail. Posting bail, after all, is often just the first step in saving a person’s freedom. They’re still waiting for a court date or to be formally charged with a crime. I offer continuing, comprehensive legal representation at pre-trial hearings and in court.

    No matter what crime you’ve been charged with – misdemeanor or felony – it’s critical to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. In serious cases, I work with expert investigators to build the strongest possible defense in each case. If I can’t get your charges dropped or reduced, I work as hard as I can to lessen the sting.

    Click here for Dallas County Jail Release Inmate Search

    You can check the website at the above Dallas County Inmate Search link for prisoner information or call us at (214) 891-7444 and we’ll check for you. If you check yourself, one tip to find your person even if the jail has misspelled their name is to enter only the first initial of each name and their race and sex. 

    That does two helpful things; it can often find your person even if the jail spelled the name wrong, and because that usually pulls up other inmates, it helps let you know their computer is actually working. Please note that Dallas County Jail employees, despite good intentions, often give misleading information, especially when it comes to whether a person has been released. A person can be “released off the computer” or “transferred to another agency” and still be in the Dallas County Jail. They’ll often say that the person has been “released” or “transferred”, even when the person is still in their jail. And they won’t even know that’s misleading until you press them to look further. Having someone call who’s dealt with it all before and knows the difference can save a lot of time and stress.

    Contact Our Criminal Defense Law Firm

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    Contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your case. At Traylor Law Firm, we have a reputation for working with the best investigators in the state of Texas, and we will have them working on your case right away to build the best possible defense for you.

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