If your have just been released on bail bond from Brazoria County Jail or another local jail facility, you may be wondering what to do next. After being discharged, you’ll be happy to reunite with friends and family and you’ll need to resume your daily financial and work-related obligations as well, but there are two other areas of concern you can’t afford to neglect while you wait for your arraginment:
1. Understand All Bail Bond Terms and Court Requirements
Pay close attention to your court dates and the location of the courthouse. If you fail to appear on time even once, you could be re-arrested. Have the bail bonds agent explain the terms of the bond to you in detail, including rates, payment plans, and reporting requirements. Also understand you cannot leave Brazoria County before your arraignment.
2. Diligently Seek Out the Best Possible Defense Attorney
While in jail, you may have opted for a public defender, and if not, you can wait to be assigned one at your arraignment. However, it is best to use this window of time to find a specialist with a proven track record of winning cases very similar to yours. One option is to contact a local legal aid society to avail yourself of the pro bono (free) services that most law firms offer to those with qualifying low incomes. The second option is to hire a lawyer, and it is often best to begin with personal recommendations, including from your bail bonds agent. However, you should also contact the state bar to inquire which attorneys are in good standing.