Bail FAQ

What is a bail bond?

A bail bond is a financial guarantee to the court that the defendant will appear in each and every court appearance as the court directs. If the defendant fails to comply with the conditions of the court then warrants can be issued and the bail bond can be forfeited.

Where can a bail bond be posted?

A bail bond can be posted at most courts and jails.  Most jails accept bail bonds 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 of the year.

Where can I get a bail bond?

You can get a bail bond by calling Cowboy Bail Bonds at 214-716-5029. One of our licensed bail agents will confidentially discuss your individual situation and assist with all of your bail bond needs.

What hours do you operate?

Because people are arrested both day and night, our agency is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Please feel free to call Cowboy Bail Bonds anytime at 214-716-5029.
The Courts operate 24 hours a day and bail is set 24 hours a day.

How much does a bail bond cost?

When you use a licensed bail bond company like Cowboy Bail Bonds, once bail is set you only pay a portion of the set bail amount. The amount will depend on the factors of your case. Please call Cowboy Bail Bonds at 214-716-5029 for your specific case. These fees are established by the surety companies and regulated by the Department of Insurance.

What will I need in order to secure a bail bond?

In addition to the required bail bond premium, you will need to bring proper identification, address and telephone number.

Is the bail bond premium refundable?

Once the bail bond is posted and accepted by a court or jail, liability is taken on the bail bond.  At that point the bail bond premium is fully earned and is not refundable.

How long is a bail bond good for?

The Bail Bond is valid as long as the court case is in pending status. The bail bond will remain valid if all conditions have been met.

Who is liable for the bail bond?

The indemnitor is financially liable for the bail bond. The indemnitor’s liability is limited to the full face value of the bail bond and any expenses that is accrued if forfeiture occurs. Note: It is very important the indemnitor feels confident the defendant will appear in all of his/her court appearances or posting a bail bond is not recommended. It is recommended that the co-signer maintain a very close relationship with the defendant and keeping an open line of communication.