The Justin City Jail located at 415 North College Ave. is a part of the city’s police department. It’s not designed for long-term holding, but it can still be a tough way to spend a night. If you have been picked up on charges, you want to spend as little time there as possible. But many are intimidated by the bail bond process because they’re not sure of how it works and big numbers are thrown around when discussing costs.
In the following article, we’re going to pull back the curtain on what you can expect to pay, particularly regarding felony charges. But first…
How Justin Deals with Felonies
If you have been picked up on a felony charge, don’t expect to spend very long at the Justin City Jail. It’s a three-day max “vacation.” Except it’s not a vacation. It’s a high-security facility as the JPD keeps it fully staffed at all times. You’ll be held there for as long as it takes to get a release on your own recognizance or to post bond. If you can’t afford to post bond and you’re unwilling to hire a bail bondsman, then your next stop is the Denton County Detention Center.
The only charges that will result in an early release are class C misdemeanors, so it’s best to find a way out before it gets to the transfer point. But how much can you expect to pay?
It Depends on the Felony
Bail bond amounts are ultimately set based on the severity of the crime. There are other factors that can influence it up or down, but that’s the gist of it. Some examples statewide include the following:
- Sexual assaults, above average risk: $50,000
- Kidnapping, same risk level: $35,000
- Burglary habitation, same: $50,000
- Manslaughter: $50,000
- Injury of a child or the elderly: $35,000
Judges may refer to what is called a “bail schedule” to determine the ultimate amount. But if you’re a huge flight risk or a potential danger to the community, bail may be revoked or set at a higher amount.
A bondsman will charge between 10-15 percent of the whole. That means, in the cases mentioned above, you’ll need between $3,500-$5,000 just to post. The good news is that if you’re not a flight risk or danger to the community, the bail schedule recommends a significantly lower amount.
If You Can’t Pay?
Nonsense. Everyone can as long as they’ve got the Doc on their team. We’ve served the DFW Metroplex for years, and in all that time, we’ve always prioritized freedom over the almighty dollar. That’s why we offer flexible financing options. So don’t spend a single night in jail. Turn it over to us, and we’ll take it from there. Click here to find out more.