PCS Bail Bonds

Serving all of Tarrant County, Texas

Toll-Free: (888)335-1655

Office: (817) 335-1655

Fax: (817) 335-1665

111 E. Rosedale Street
Fort Worth, Texas 76104

Why It’s Important to Show Up for Court Dates


If you’ve been charged with a crime and made bail, we at PCS Bail Bonds, the Dallas/Fort Worth area’s leading provider of bail bonds, tells our clients that they must show up for all their court dates.

If you don’t, a failure to appear warrant will be issued in your name. Should you wish to resolve the warrant, you will have to go to the court that issued the warrant to settle the matter. If you have a lawyer, contact them immediately to let them know why you missed your court date. You may have had a legitimate reason for missing your court date, such as a medical or family emergency, but regardless of your reason, you’ll still have to provide the court with proof of why you missed your court date.

You may need to post a new bail bond, but after that, you must attend all of your court dates faithfully. This is important, as it will help your case when it comes to sentencing, depending on the crime you have committed.

However, PCS Bail Bonds reminds clients that should you choose to skip bail and a member of law enforcement spots you, you can be arrested, which may lead to further charges, fines, and possibly even jail time. If you are charged with a minor crime, it is in your best interests to show up to all your court dates; you don’t want to make your situation any worse than it already is!

If you have posted bail and you choose to flee, then we at PCS Bail Bonds are within our rights to send a bounty hunter or private investigator after you. Under Texas law, a licensed bounty hunter may arrest you and return you to custody, and they can cross state lines in order to do so. Bounty hunters can also hold you until they deliver you back to court.

Should you fail to appear and an adequate excuse has not been given, the police can go to your home and arrest you. And if you are charged with a serious crime, you may have to stay in jail until your trial. This will result in lost time from work and possibly getting dismissed from your job; even if you are found not guilty, it will be a hollow victory if you do not have a job to return to!

What’s worse, you may just be tried and found guilty even if you are not in court. That’s why PCS Bail Bonds tells clients to show up for all their court dates unless they have a legitimate excuse, and even then, they must let their lawyer or the court know immediately and provide sufficient proof. In the long run, it will look much better and may just mean the difference between a fine and jail time!

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Paul Schuder

Paul Schuder is the owner of PCS Bail Bonds and Profession Court Services (PCS). He is a lifelong resident of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Paul has over twenty years of courthouse experience, and has been in businesses involving the criminal justice system for his entire career. Paul has helped thousands of clients with their pursuit of justice and fair play. Mr. Schuder maintains high levels of respect with all the court house personnel, especially judges and attorneys. Using a close hands-on personal approach and a keen understanding of all cultures, helps people when they need it most. Add me to your G+

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