Ballard Bail Bonds provides bail bond service in Rusk County and Panola County, Texas. We can help family and friends through a stressful and difficult situation by providing professional and discreet service. You can feel confident that professionals who understand the criminal justice system will be personally monitoring your case to ensure that you have the most recent information on the status of your case and any required appearances in court.

Our agents are trained to handle themselves in a professional and courteous manner. Our agents are available around the clock to assist our clients. We not only work with other bail bond agents, but we have established business relationships with Law Enforcement, Court Administration and Attorneys.

We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and we can be available within just a few minutes to help secure your release from custody. Contact us today for a free quote and a fast bond.

24 HOURS: 903-657-5732
TOLL FREE: 1-800-931-1489

Under Texas law, any person arrested must be taken before a magistrate judge who advises the arrestee of his rights and the charges against him and sets bail. Bail is the amount the arrestee must pay to be released from custody pending trial. The Magistrate generally sets bail in an attempt to guarantee that the arrestee will return for court after he is released. There is no set bail amount for any particular charge. The Magistrate sets bail based on a number of factors, including, but not limited to, employment, marital status, parental status, seriousness of offense, and prior failures to appear. The higher the risk the arrestee will not return to Court, the higher the bail. An arrestee who cannot make bail may ask his attorney (once he gets one) to try to get the bail reduced.


The Courts have discretion in setting an amount for bail and a court must set a reasonable bail in all cases with very few exceptions. Courts are generally governed by the Constitution and the following factors under the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure:

1. The bail amount is to assure your appearance in court
2. The power to require bail should not be used to oppress.
3. The nature and circumstance of the crime charged.
4. Your ability to make bail.
5. The future safety of victims.

The foregoing information is for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice, nor does it create an attorney-client relationship. It should not be considered a substitute for seeking legal advice from an attorney.

Ballard Bail Bonds
300 W. Main
Henderson, Texas 75654
Office: 903-657-3829
Cell: 903-646-2825
24 Hour Bail Bonds: 903-657-5732
Toll Free: 1-800-931-1489
Fax: 903-657-0720

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