Counties We Serve

Dallas | Tarrant | Collin | Denton

Office Hours

We write bail bonds 24/7

Dallas: (214) 749-5600

Denton: (940) 320-6600

McKinney: (972) 542-5155

Plano: (972) 422-1544

Fort Worth: (817) 877-5555

Arlington: (817) 801-1230

When you are arrested, being locked up in jail until the court date is the last thing you want. Jail time can also be a tedious waiting process. Defendants (the accused) have the chance to be released from jail until they can appear in court. Your attorney can request a hearing to negotiate the terms of the defendants’ release. This hearing, or arraignment, will have a judge determine if the accused should be released or held in a local jail or under house arrest until your trial. The defendant wants to be temporarily set free from jail. To do so you must pay a fee to earn the court’s trust that you will appear before a judge for your scheduled hearing. This financial guarantee is known as a ‘bail bond.’

One of the ways to post a bail bond is to pay the court in cold, hard cash. Called a cash bond, it is a financial assurance paid in the full bond amount.

What is a cash bond?

A cash bond is a type of bond for people who can afford to pay a huge amount of cash for their bail. Sometimes, a relative or close friend pays the money for the bail. Courts require cash bonds for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common reasons are failure to pay fines, arrest on a warrant, recompense on losses in a case, and failure to show up before the court for a scheduled appearance.

Are cash bonds the same as surety bonds?

Not completely. Surety bonds involve three parties: the Obligee, the Principal, and the Surety.

  • The Obligee is the court that requires the bond.
  • The Principal is the defendant or someone who will post the bail bond.
  • The Surety is the bonding company that will issue the bond.

The advantage of a bail bond is that you do not have to pay the full value of the bond. The bond can be purchased for a fee with the total amount only required if you fail to make court appearances.

With cash bonds, the principal directly pays cash to an authorized third party. The cash bond posted to the third party (court or jail) becomes an immediate property of the court. 

Why avoid a cash bond?

If you fail to show up on the court date, a warrant will be issued for your arrest, and the bond is forfeited. If a judge orders the forfeiture of the bond, it becomes the property of the town, city, county, or state and will not be refunded.

No matter if you are the defendant or are a co-signer, make sure to commit to the court date so that you can receive a refund, and your attorney can defend you without the trouble of a second arrest for contempt and misdemeanor, and FTA (Failure to Appear) charges.

24/7 Bail Bonds With A-EZ Out

If you or a loved one has been arrested, A-EZ Out can help. We can help you with that bail bond so you aren’t at risk of losing all of your cash.  We’re available 24/7 to post bail anywhere in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, and Collin County. Our experienced bail bondsmen are dedicated to getting you out of jail and back to your life as soon as possible after an arrest. Call or visit our website to get in touch with a talented bail bondsman today!

What Is Cash Bail? And Why Should You Avoid It?

When you are arrested, being locked up in jail until the court date is the last thing you want. Jail time can also be a tedious waiting process. Defendants (the accused) have the chance to be released from jail until they can appear in court. Your attorney can request a hearing to negotiate the terms of the defendants’ release. This hearing, or arraignment, will have a judge determine if the accused should be released or held in a local jail or under house arrest until your trial. The defendant wants to be temporarily set free from jail. To do so you must pay a fee to earn the court’s trust that you will appear before a judge for your scheduled hearing. This financial guarantee is known as a ‘bail bond.’

One of the ways to post a bail bond is to pay the court in cold, hard cash. Called a cash bond, it is a financial assurance paid in the full bond amount.

What is a cash bond?

A cash bond is a type of bond for people who can afford to pay a huge amount of cash for their bail. Sometimes, a relative or close friend pays the money for the bail. Courts require cash bonds for a variety of reasons. Some of the most common reasons are failure to pay fines, arrest on a warrant, recompense on losses in a case, and failure to show up before the court for a scheduled appearance.

Are cash bonds the same as surety bonds?

Not completely. Surety bonds involve three parties: the Obligee, the Principal, and the Surety.

  • The Obligee is the court that requires the bond.
  • The Principal is the defendant or someone who will post the bail bond.
  • The Surety is the bonding company that will issue the bond.

The advantage of a bail bond is that you do not have to pay the full value of the bond. The bond can be purchased for a fee with the total amount only required if you fail to make court appearances.

With cash bonds, the principal directly pays cash to an authorized third party. The cash bond posted to the third party (court or jail) becomes an immediate property of the court. 

Why avoid a cash bond?

If you fail to show up on the court date, a warrant will be issued for your arrest, and the bond is forfeited. If a judge orders the forfeiture of the bond, it becomes the property of the town, city, county, or state and will not be refunded.

No matter if you are the defendant or are a co-signer, make sure to commit to the court date so that you can receive a refund, and your attorney can defend you without the trouble of a second arrest for contempt and misdemeanor, and FTA (Failure to Appear) charges.

24/7 Bail Bonds With A-EZ Out

If you or a loved one has been arrested, A-EZ Out can help. We can help you with that bail bond so you aren’t at risk of losing all of your cash.  We’re available 24/7 to post bail anywhere in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton, and Collin County. Our experienced bail bondsmen are dedicated to getting you out of jail and back to your life as soon as possible after an arrest. Call or visit our website to get in touch with a talented bail bondsman today!