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Can You Pay Someone’s Bail in Austin From Another State?
No! If a defendant doesn’t live in the Austin area, they do not qualify for a surety bond. If a cosigner does not live in the Austin area, they also cannot cosign for a bail bond. There is a big risk of someone not showing back up to court if they live far away.
If a loved one lives out of town and you want to pay a cash bond, they will have to start driving to the jail, or you will need to have someone else post it for you. A cash bond is not something you can pay over the phone. Another option is having a family member give a lawyer the cash bond amount and they can pay, but this is very risky since everyone is basically strangers. The lawyer could try to get a personal bond, but may not be able to get one for a pending case.