If you or a loved one have been arrested in Pantego, you will want the best criminal defense available. If your loved one is in jail, your first priority will be getting them out. Your second will be finding a criminal defense attorney whose top priority is avoiding a criminal conviction.
How to find out if someone is in custody in the Pantego Jail:
- Call the Pantego City Jail at (817) 274-2511.
- Visit the Pantego City Jail located at 2600 Miller Lane, Pantego.
How to 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.
The bond may not have been set. If you are charged with a criminal offense but no bond has been set, you will want to immediately talk to a criminal defense attorney 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 involved, the sooner the charges may be reduced or dropped. It is especially 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 skilled 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 to release the prisoner from custody. Inmates 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, Tarrant County Corrections Center, 100 N. Lamar, Fort Worth, TX 76196.
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.
- 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.
To secure a person’s release through Pretrial Services contact Tarrant County Pretrial Release at 817-884-1465. The fee is $20 or 3 percent of the amount of the bond, whichever is greater.
Tarrant County and Pantego Criminal Defense Firm:
Varghese Summersett PLLC is here to assist you when you have been arrested or charged with a criminal offense in Pantego or any other North Texas city. 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 and hire a criminal defense attorney, call our office 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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