Federal Bail Bonds Overview

Federal Bail BondsCounty Bail Bonds, State Bail Bonds, and Federal Bail Bonds are the three main kinds of bail bonds available.  Smaller offenses require smaller bail bonds than larger crimes (or felonies).  Chances are, if you are inquiring about a Federal Bail Bond, the accused in question is dealing with very serious crimes.

Federal Bail Bonds can be very expensive.  There are extra risks involved with releasing a person accused of a federal crime, most notably the flight risk.  Special arrangements must also be met based on the nature of the crime committed such as requiring mandatory testing for drugs and alcohol, checking in or calling us on a regular schedule, and we are also responsible for you showing up to all of your court hearing dates.  It is also common for the accused to be required to remain in the state or even their homes in some cases.

There may be additional requirements or restrictions imposed as deemed necessary,

What crimes do Federal Bail Bonds cover?

Federal Bail Bonds are available for those accused of:

  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Arson
  • Sale of illegal drugs
  • Grand theft
  • Kidnapping

Federal Bail Bonds cost more money because of the severity of the crimes committed.  Usually the percentage Bail Bond agencies collect is around 10% for State Bail Bonds and 15% for Federal Bail Bonds.

However, unlike a bondsman, I will allow you to apply this payment toward my attorney fees. This means that if your bond is high, there may be no additional attorney fees if you hire me to represent you. Having a Fort Worth bail bond attorney means you already have someone on your side fighting for you.

Trials are not all about the “law.”  To a great extent your attorney must be able to relate to those who will sit in judgment of your case and must sell them the case for your innocence.  As a prosecutor I try several cases to juries each month and have experience dealing with jurors as a group and individually.  The last thing you want is an attorney that the jury will find irritating, condescending, rude, or pompous.  If you do not like your attorney, chances are nobody else will either.  You already have one strike against you because you have been charged with violating the law; do not compound your problems with a lackluster attorney.