How to find out if someone is in custody in the Blue Mound City Jail:

  1. Call the Blue Mound City Jail at (817) 232-0661
  2. Visit the Blue Mound City Jail at 301 South Blue Mound Road, Blue Mound, Texas.

Find out if someone in custody at a Tarrant County Facility

If they are not in custody at the local jail, they may have been transported to a Tarrant County facility. To find out if someone is in custody in a Tarrant County facility:

  • You may check the Tarrant County Inmate Search page.
  • The phone numbers for Tarrant County Jail Information are (817) 884-3116 and (817) 884-3117.

Should you hire an attorney or bondsman first?

Here are some reasons you should hire an attorney before you hire a bondsman if you are charged with a serious criminal offense:

  • The bond may be set too high.

You will have no idea if the bond that was set on your loved one’s case is reasonable or not. An attorney will be able to determine whether the bond is within the range customary to your location. A bondsman has little incentive to tell you that the bond is set high because a higher bond translates to a higher fee.

  • A bond may not have been set.

If you are charged with an offense but bond has not been set, you will want to talk to a criminal defense attorney immediately who can approach a judge on your behalf to get a bond set or to file a writ of habeas corpus for your release.

  • The attorney advantage.

The sooner an experienced criminal defense attorney is working on your case, the sooner the charges may be reduced or dropped. It’s extremely important on a felony case to involve a criminal defense attorney early in the process because felony cases must go through the grand jury process. A skillful criminal defense attorney can use the grand jury process to your advantage.

  • You may not need a bondsman.

You may be able to post a cash bond or their might be other ways to secure you loved one’s release. For instance, Tarrant County Pre-Trial Release is a way for qualified prisoners to be released without paying a bond. Pre-trial release is a personal bond, or promise, to appear. Tarrant County Pre-Trial Release is responsible for gathering and reviewing information about a prisoner to determine whether he or she should be released from custody. Your loved one may also be eligible for release on mental health bond conditions or a personal recognizance bond.

Posting a Cash Bond

Bonds may be posted at any time, 24 hours a day, at the Bond Desk of the Tarrant County Corrections Center, 100 N. Lamar, Fort Worth, TX 76196. Learn more about cash bonds and bonding someone out of jail.

Pretrial Release: A Bond Alternative in Tarrant County

Tarrant County Pretrial Services provides a way for an inmate to be released from custody without putting up a cash bond or going through a bondsman. Pretrial Services is available to individuals charged with:

  • Class A and B misdemeanors and
  • Non-violent felonies.

To be eligible for release through pretrial services, the defendant:

  • Must be a resident of Tarrant County or reside within a 50-mile radius.

Pretrial Services in Tarrant County

  • Must be in jail on a Tarrant County offense
  • Must provide positive identification
  • Must not be on parole or probation nor have any previous felony convictions
  • Must be willing to appear in court for all scheduled court appearances until the case is disposed
  • Defendants who have first degree felonies or who have a history of bond forfeitures are excluded from consideration unless ordered by a judge.

Contact Tarrant County Pretrial Release at 817-884-1465 if you believe you or a loved one may be eligible for pretrial release. The fee is $20 or 3 percent of the amount of the bond, whichever is greater.

Contact the Right Tarrant County Criminal Defense Firm

Experience and trust matter. Varghese Summersett PLLC is here to assist you when you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense. We handle all levels of state and federal criminal offenses. This includes driving while intoxicated cases, white collar crimes, drug crimes, and crimes against persons or property. To discuss the specifics of your case, contact us today for a complimentary strategy session. During this call we will:

  • Discuss the facts of your case;
  • Discuss the legal issues involved, including the direct and collateral consequences of the allegation; and
  • Discuss the defenses that apply to your plan and in general terms discuss our approach to your case.

Call: (817) 203-2220

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