The Difference Between Felonies & Misdemeanors
Bail amounts can vary depending on the nature of the crime with which your loved one is charged. In general, felony bail amounts are higher than misdemeanor bail amounts, but for the most part, they will depend on the jail in question's bail schedule. This is one of the reasons our agents maintain constant contact with several local county jails, including those in Harris and Baker.
Felony bonds are generally five to ten times the amount required for misdemeanors. As a rule, more severe crimes earn higher bail amounts. This can make posting them incredibly difficult for families, especially those experiencing financial hardship. Freebird Bail Bonds can help you secure the funds you need, however—just reach out to discuss your options with an agent that cares about your situation.
Misdemeanor bonds, on the other hand, are generally more "minor" crimes, such as driving without a license, vandalism, trespassing, and etc. But this doesn't automatically mean your loved one will receive a "low" bail amount. Again, depending on the nature of the crime, the bail amount could be quite high—however, most misdemeanors are usually capped at around $15,000.
How We Can Help
If this is your relative's first time being arrested and detained, it can be difficult to know what to do next. Not only that, the bail bond process can be complex for those who have never had to post bond before. Thankfully, you can count on our agents for a thorough breakdown of your options. We understand that you need funds, and fast—that's why we do everything we can to expedite the process.
Contact our agents for help with misdemeanor and felony bail bonds. We proudly serve residents of Richmond, Texas, and nearby areas.