Failing to honor a mandatory appearance can have serious consequences.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) January 18, 2015
EZ Bail Bonds, which is one of the major bail bond companies in the Houston metropolitan area, has recently issued a warning to dissuade people from failing to appear in court. Failing to honor a mandatory appearance can have serious consequences.
When someone is arrested and put in jail, it is up to the court to release them of their recognizance, which means that the defendant makes a promise to show up when summoned to court. In some cases, the defendant would have to pay bail—or a certain percentage of it, usually 10 percent—to be set free; otherwise he or she would remain in jail until the date and time set for the trial. EZ Bail Bonds can step in with a bail bondsman, who would present the bail money to the court as a promise that the defendant will appear in court when requested.
However, if the defendant misses his or her court date, they can be faced with a contempt of court charge. This charge is very serious, since the defendant could pay a steep fine and return to jail—and remain incarcerated until the rescheduled trial date. In such a situation, the judge would issue a bench warrant for the person's arrest, and the bail bondsman is authorized to bring in the defendant. The bond can be revoked, the release conditions will be consequently changed, and the defendant could serve mandatory time in jail.
There's also an adverse effect on the law enforcement system, since it costs the county operating expenses every time someone fails to show up for his or her court date. The result is financial waste that can run up to thousands of tax dollars.
For the best outcome, as well as the convenience of every party involved, EZ Bail Bonds strongly encourages its clients to show up in court when requested. Although defendants who select EZ Bail Bonds to represent them can be assured of receiving all the assistance they can get, the company reminds its clients that appearing in court is not to be taken lightly.
About EZ Bail Bonds:
With four locations in southeastern Texas, all of which are open 24/7, EZ Bail Bonds has operated under the slogan "We Beat Any Price." The company can help out with anyone locked up for any of a variety of offenses, which include assault, DWI/DUI, misdemeanor, traffic and probation violations. The four locations—two in Brazoria County and two in Harris County—are for accommodating such a huge region, which includes the Houston metropolitan area. The Brazoria locations are at 2402 Main Street, Pearland, TX 77581; and 119 E Cedar, Angleton, TX 77515. The Harris locations are at 812 W Nasa Road 1, Webster, TX 77598; and 1710 Southmore, Pasadena, TX. To reach EZ Bail Bonds, clients can dial 281-485-9393 or 979-848-2100 or 281-485-9393. The company's website is http://www.ezbailbondz.com.