Can I Try To Get Someone Out Immediately Late At Night Or On A Weekend?
Some attorneys, including the attorneys of this office, are available on a 24-hour basis to work on getting someone out of jail. Pretrial Services is open from 8:30 in the morning until 8:30 in the evening, but they do also operate an after-hours limited-staff jail line, where attorneys can call in and get information on bonds. They can even go in and pick up bonds that the defendant has previously been interviewed for and have Pretrial Services process bonds after-hours. It may take longer in order for them to get it done, but it is certainly possible.
A magistrate, in Travis County, is available on a 24-hour basis as well. There is always a magistrate available for an attorney to speak with. The one circumstance in which it will be difficult, if not impossible, for an attorney to do after-hours or weekend release, is in the case of a bond forfeiture. A bond forfeiture happens when the defendant was previously out on bond and failed to show up for their court date. The judge then cancels their bond and issues a warrant for their arrest. In that circumstance, the defendant will need to either go before that particular judge or the attorney will need to go before that judge in order to file a petition for reinstatement of the previous bond. These judges are typically only available during normal business hours.
Absent the circumstance of a bond forfeiture, an attorney should be able to work on getting someone out on a personal bond at any time of the day or night, if you can get them to agree to do it. It is, however, certainly possible that you will pay a premium in order for them to do so.
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