The city of Bellaire, Texas is located in southwest Harris County, Texas. It’s located southwest of Houston, adjacent to West University Place. Bellaire is a suburb of Houston, Texas, with many residential communities and schools. In fact, Bellaire has so many residential suburban communities that it’s also known as the “City of Homes.”
The Bellaire Police Department may also act as a jail facility for class C misdemeanors and other fine-only crimes. For any crimes higher than a class C misdemeanor, booking will take place at the Harris County Jail. While the Harris County Jail isn’t the only prison in Houston or Harris County, it’s where most inmates go. However, depending on the crime, people guilty of committing crimes above a class C misdemeanor can be transferred to any of the following detention facilities:
- Bellaire Police Department: (713) 668-0487 or click here to go to their website.
- Harris County Jail: (713) 755-5000 or click here to visit their website.
- The Joint Processing Center (Formerly the Central/Southeast Jail): (713) 247-5400
- Harris County Corrections: (281) 459-8000 or click here to go to their website.
- Federal Detention Center (FDC): (713) 221-5400 or click here to visit their website.
While the Federal Detention Center (FDC), is not very likely, it’s worth including. For instance, inmates formally charged and guilty for a federal crime will be transferred to the FDC.
If you’re looking for an inmate arrested in Harris County, you can locate them by using their public inmate search here. The Harris County public search system also provides criminal records and other information to assist you in finding all the legal or civil information you need.
Crime in Bellaire
The city of Bellaire, Texas is a fairly safe suburb. Compared to the national average, Bellaire’s violent crime rate is a small fraction. On average, Bellaire residents have a 1 in 723 chance of becoming a victim of a violent crime. These crimes include:
- Sexual assault
In Bellaire, property crime is more common than violent crimes. On average, Bellaire residents have a 1 in 62 chance of becoming a victim of a property crime. Property crimes in Bellaire consist of:
- Motor vehicle theft
DWI in Bellaire
Driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a common crime committed in Bellaire. Charges and sentencing guidelines for DWI in Bellaire depend on several things, including the driver’s criminal history and the surrounding circumstances of the arrest. For the most part, however, DWI charges in Bellaire look like the following:
- 1st DWI Offense (Class B Misdemeanor): up to 180 days in jail and a $2,000 posted bond. An inmate can bail out of jail by paying $200.
- 2nd DWI Offense (Class A Misdemeanor): up to 1 year in jail and a $4,000 posted bond. An inmate can bail out of jail by paying $400.
- 3rd DWI Offense (Third Degree Felony): up to 10 years in jail, and a $10,000 posted bond. To bail out of jail, an inmate has to pay $1,000.
- DWI with child passenger (State Jail Felony): up to 2 years in jail and a $10,000 posted bond. To bail out of jail, an inmate has to pay $1,000.
Depending on the crime, the judge may not post bail at all. To find out whether or not your loved one or family member has a bail bond posted, contact the Bellaire Police Department or the Harris County Jail.
ABC Bail Bonds Serves Bellaire
ABC Bail Bonds is a full-service bail bonds company. When you contact us to post an inmate’s bail, we act immediately to free them. ABC Bail Bonds handles everything from contacting the appropriate police department, calling the jail or detention facility, securing the bond, and picking up the released inmate from jail.
We serve all of Bellaire and Harris County, Texas. Our office is located right next to the Harris County Jail, making us the fastest option for bail bonds in Bellaire. ABC Bail Bonds offers free consultations, advice, and bail bond quotes over the phone or in person. To find out how we can help free an inmate in Bellaire or Harris County today, call us or visit our office.
Unfortunately, many individuals who are arrested and detained cannot afford bail–therefore they remain in jail, often resulting in lost jobs, homes, and even custodies of children and pets. The consequences of not affording bail can be life-changing and virtually impossible to recover from, depending on the situation and the crime. Thankfully, bail bonds exist–and companies like ABC Bail Bonds, which is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and approves all bonds–can guarantee a prompt release from jail, at any time of day or night, so those life-changing consequences do not have to happen to anyone.
We understand that bonds are usually large sums of money, which is not always readily available out of the defendant’s pocket; that is why we are ready to help pay what is needed in order for them to be released, so they can return to their lives–however, in order to utilize a bond, the defendant must show up to court and do what is legally expected of them. Once that has been complete, they are off the hook and can completely return to their normal lives.
ABC Bail Bonds of Houston has been doing just this for hundreds of thousands of people since 1950, and should you or anyone you know land in a holding cell, seek for one of Houston’s oldest, most established bail bonds services–we are just one phone call away.
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