Grand Prairie Jail
If your loved one was arrested in Grand Prairie, the first place you will want to check is the Grand Prairie Jail. Here’s some basic information about the Grand Prairie Jail that will help you navigate this process. If they are being charged with a criminal offense, we are here to help.
Grand Prairie Jail Inmate Search
The Grand Prairie Jail houses up to 210 inmates. It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Arraignments are generally held daily, between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. You can find an inmate at the Grand Prairie Jail by:
- Calling the Grand Prairie Jail at 972-237-8947 or 972-237-8951.
- Visiting the Grand Prairie Jail at 1525 Arkansas Ln. Grand Prairie TX 75052.
Grand Prairie Jail Visitation
Visitation is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. You can call 972-237-8951 for visitation approval.
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.
- Call Tarrant County Jail Information at (817) 884-3116 and (817) 884-3117.
- Get more information at this Tarrant County Jail information page.
Why hire an attorney before you pay a bond?
First and foremost, 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. While the bond schedule is listed below, it is not a reflection of how judges typically address aggravating and mitigating factors unique to an individual. If the bond is excessive, the attorney can ask for the bond to be reduced. This could save you hundreds to thousands of dollars. Second, there may be ways to secure a person’s release without a bond, including personal recognizance bonds, and release for mental health supervision.
|Offense Level||No Criminal History|
|State Jail Felony||$1,500|
|Third Degree Felony||$2,500|
|Second Degree Felony (Non-3G)||$5,000|
|Second Degree Felony (3G)||$10,000|
|First Degree Felony||$25,000|
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 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 is even more 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 to release the prisoner 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.
- 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.
Tarrant County Criminal Defense Attorneys
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. For a free consultation, 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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