Tulsa Bail Bonds Simplified
Let Signature Bail Bonds simplify the bail bond process. Our staff can answer your questions and wants to help. We also offer super simple 0% financing or cash discounts on qualifying bonds. Find us just across from the County Courthouse in downtown Tulsa. Call the team at Signature Bail Bonds of Tulsa anytime for fast and friendly bail bond service.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
Signature Bail Bonds offers cash discounts and simple bail bond financing. Most importantly, we care about you!
You have bail bond questions. We have answers.
Call on a bail bond company that can answer your questions.
Bail is not too difficult to explain. However, since most people in Tulsa have never had a need for a bail bond, it’s a good idea to get a quick rundown of the basics. When you need a bail bondsman in Tulsa or simply have questions, we want to help. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers regarding bail bonds in Oklahoma:
What’s a Bail Bond?
The bail bond is the financial guarantee made by the bail bond company, the defendant and cosigners to appear in court for scheduled hearings, trial or sentencing. Learn more
What Does It Cost to Get Someone Out of Jail?
All cases are different. The best way to determine the exact cost is to get in touch with one our professionals at Signature Bail Bonds. One of our licensed Tulsa bondsmen will help you understand what you need to do to get your friend or family member out of jail. We will also let you know if your bond qualifies for a cash discount or easy financing terms. We want to help, fill out our bail application.
What’s the Difference Between The Bond Amount and Premium?
The bail bond amount refers to the total amount of the bail the court sets. The premium is the nonrefundable dollar amount the bail bond company will charge for their service to get the accused out of jail before their trial. In most cases, this is 10% of the bail amount. So normally a $50,000 bail bond would require a $5,000 premium. Learn more about how bail bonds work
How Can I Visit Someone at Tulsa County Jail?
As of 2019, the Tulsa County Detention Center (David L. Moss) only allows in-person visitation by immediate family. The jail also require a visitor to first be approved by jail administration. Many people will find that visitation policies have made on-site visits impossible for some and tiresome for others.
In-Person “Non Contact” Visitation Difficult At Best
For example, a spouse or parent can visit. But first, the spouse must complete the application process and present documentation supporting their relationship to the defendant. A spouse will need a marriage license. A parent will need a birth certificate! Seriously, the jail’s website lists the following as appropriate supporting documents: “birth certificates, marriage licences, guardianship paperwork or other legal documents.”
In-person visits are also limited to only one per week. If two family members would like to visit, remember, grandma always wins.
Sidenote: It’s suggested to arrive 30 minutes early for your 15 MINUTE visit!
Video Visitation (With a Price)
A more convenient yet costly option is video visitation with your friend or family member incarcerated at David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center.
Video visitation at David L Moss is provide by homewav.com.
More information can be found on the county jail’s website at: http://iic.tulsacounty.org/Home/Faqs
How Long Before Someone is Released After Posting Bail in Tulsa?
The Short Answers: 2-12 Hours. Average? Maybe 5 hours. Could it be longer than 12 hours? Yep. We’ve seen everything!
Release times vary between jails. Unfortunately, Tulsa is one of the slowest jail in the state! Slow release times are often justified by shear arrest volume. We would estimate that between 100-120 are brought into Tulsa County Jail each day. At the same time, 100-120 people are released from custody. That mean every 6 minutes someone is either coming or going.
Other Factors That Can Delay Release Times:
- Inmate Population Counts: Three times per day, all inmates inside the facility must be counted. For obvious reasons, the count must match the jails population report. Often times, balancing the count can take several hours. During an inmate population count, there are no releases or transfers within the jail.
- Court releases take precedent over an inmate released after posting a bail bond. We don’t fully understand the reasoning behind this rule. It has been said that “a judge’s order to release outweighs a bail bond”. Maybe so.
- The jail will also conduct NCIC warrant check for each inmate prior to release. This is just one little detail that slows down the release process. Sometimes inmates have warrants in other jurisdictions that must be addressed before they can be released from custody. If an out of county warrant is found, bad news! The inmate could be help for several days or more waiting to be picked up by the other county or state.
Give Signature Bail Bonds a call if you have questions about release times. We may not be able to turn up the speed inside the jail but we can always work to be better prepared and answer questions from the outside.
We’re here to help!