Bail Bonds in Richmond Texas
Arrested in Fort Bend County
Being arrested can be an overwhelming experience. We understand the need to be bonded and released as soon as possible. However the booking process is time consuming.
If arrested by any municipal police departments you may be taken to their station. There you will be booked into that jail temporarily before being transported to the Fort Bend County Jail in Richmond.
If arrested for tickets a Class C misdemeanor you may pay the fines or bond prior to being transported. However if the offense is a Class B misdemeanor or greater than you will not be bondable until booked into the Fort Bend County Jail in Richmond.
Currently only the Bonding Division at the Sheriffs' Office can accept bonds for release. You must be booked in their jail before they can provide the required information to be typed on the bond. This may change in the future, but for now it is the only way.
Once transported the booking procedures are repeated and the waiting continues. Now we wait for the Bonding Division to receive the paperwork and create a file. This is where we contact the Bonding Division to obtain the required bond information.
The time varies depending on many factors. Shift changes, magistrate hearings and heavy work loads all play a role. The clerks also have multiple responsibilities and are unaware of the events at the other end of the jail. Until they receive the paperwork information can not be obtained.
Have A Plan
Before rushing to the jail to wait for hours in the lobby, you should have a plan. We will explain your options and help you establish a plan. We can help you! Call 281-341-9449 for information and insight.
Bonds must contain specific information for the Bonding Division Clerk to accept it. It must be error free and will be scrutinized for accuracy prior to being sent to booking.
The jail charges a $15.00 exact cash fee per bond, capped at $30.00. The processing fee is actually for state implemented District Attorneys' retirement fund.
The release process takes one to three hours. By presenting the bond(s) we confirm and ensure the release process.
A court date will be assigned and typed on the bond. You should read the bond and fully understand what is expected.