PCS Bail Bonds , Fort Worth, Texas’ most trusted bail bond service, is warning of the serious consequences for failing to appear in court and advising of the increased likelihood a defendant will appear if they are represented by a private bail bonds company.
“Getting arrested is an extremely trying and emotional experience, and not something anyone should take lightly,” says Paul Schuder, owner of PCS Bail Bonds. “While everyone’s first thoughts are about posting bail, it’s important to remember that if you’re arrested and assigned a trial, it’s more important to actually show up for the trial date. Failing to appear in court is a serious infraction and can lead to major long-term consequences.”
According to Schuder, defendants that miss their court date can be faced with a contempt of court charge, which often carries steep fines and jail time. In addition, a judge could issue a bench warrant, meaning the police can re-arrest them for their failure to appear. On top of that, a bond will most likely be revoked and the release conditions will change; more often than not, that can mean mandatory jail time.
“While there are a number of different ways that a defendant can post bond, when it comes to getting defendants to show up for court dates, private bail bonds companies are the most effective,” he adds. “According to a recent study looking at criminal defendants in DallasCounty, defendants released through a bail bond company were significantly less likely to fail to appear in court when compared to attorney bonds, cash bonds, and pretrial services bonds.”
On one hand, releasing defendants while they await trial saves the county millions of dollars that would otherwise be spent on food, medical services, and housing. On the other hand, each time a defendant fails to appear for a court date, it costs the county in operating expenses. This can add up to thousands of wasted tax dollars annually. (Source: “Bail Bond Study Seeks to Predict No-Shows for Criminal Trials,” University of Texas at Dallas web site, January 31, 2013; reference link .)
“When it comes to getting defendants to show up in court, private bail bonds companies come out on top,” Schuder concludes. “Not only is it the most commonly used method of pre-trial release, it’s also the most efficient and cost-effective.”
With over 20 years of experience, the dedicated team at PCS Bail Bonds has helped secure the release of thousands of clients. Their extensive experience has also helped them gain the respect of the courthouse personnel, attorneys, and judges of Tarrant County, Texas along the way. Conveniently located just minutes from downtown Fort Worth, PCS Bail Bonds can get a bail bond posted quickly in Mansfield, Fort Worth, or any other municipality in all of TarrantCounty. To learn more about PCS Bail Bonds, visit the company’s web site PCS Bail Bonds or call PCS Bail Bonds toll-free at 1-888-335-1655.