If you or someone you know has a family member in the Travis County Jail, there are many things that you will need to make note of in the event that you want to try to get them released. Family member jail release Austin is something Jarvis, Garcia & Erskine specialize in.

You will first need to determine exactly where they are, which can be done by logging on to the Travis County Inmate Database. When you locate your family member, make note of their charges, bond amount, location, and booking number. 

In terms of having a family member released, there are multiple ways in which this can be done. First and foremost, you will want to consider contacting an attorney to better advise you. The first option from there will be to have them released via a Personal Bond, which enables someone to be released from the jail without having to post any money in exchange. From there, the affected individual will agree to appear on certain court dates. This is not a guarantee that the magistrate judge will agree to a personal bond, but this is a strong starting point. Often, the fees you pay your attorney for the jail release will be incorporated into your total attorney’s fees for their representation of you in court. This is a very wise investment!

A Bail Bondsman is also another useful option, but only if you are unable to obtain a Personal Bond. Generally, Bail Bondsmen will charge approximately 10% to 25% of the total cost of the bond to have someone released. This money in non-refundable, and you will still be needing an attorney, that will cost more money.

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