04. Bail Bonds
Offering bail bonds for release from jail
According to the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, “Bail” is the security given by the accused that he or she will appear and answer before the proper court the accusation brought against him or her, and includes a bail bond, a personal bond or a surety bond.
A “bail bond” comes from someone (a guarantor) who guarantees the county that if the accused forfeits – then the guarantor will be responsible for paying the money to the county. Guarantors can be attorneys authorized by the county to do so or can be bail bond companies. Dinorah Diaz has the authority to write bonds. In many instances, she will apply the 10% down that the client pays for her bond services to legal fees when she is the attorney of law representing the client in the case.
A "surety bond" is a bond that the attorney for the defendant can write if they have the authority to do so. Dinorah Diaz is one of the few attorneys who can write such bonds to help her clients get out of jail.