If you or someone you know are ever in need of a bail bond in Spring, look no further than ABC Bail Bonds of Houston—we can bail you or a loved one out at any hour, any place, so you don’t have to sit in jail for a minute longer than necessary. Although the crime rate in Spring is considerably higher than the national average, at 17 crimes per one thousand residents, it is not among those with the very highest crime rate. When it comes to violent crime, Spring’s rate is noticeably lower than the average, making it actually comparatively safer than most—except when it comes to property crime, which is higher than average. The most common types of property crimes committed in Spring are:
- Motor vehicle theft
Motor Vehicle Theft
The punishment for motor vehicle theft can range from a fine of up to $500, to life in prison. Most motor vehicle thefts will be punishable by 180 days to ten years in state jail and a fine of up to $10,000.
An arson offense can be charged as a first-degree felony if someone dies or suffers from serious injuries as a result of the act. If there was intent to kill, the defendant can be charged for murder and may receive a life sentence in prison. A first-degree felony arson charge is punishable by between 5 and 99 years in prison (life) along with a fine of up to $10,000.
When it comes to larceny, offenders may receive a wide range of charges, varying from a class C misdemeanor to a first-degree felony, depending on the nature of the crime and the criminal. Following is a list detailing the difference in classifications:
- Class C misdemeanor: $50 or less
- Class B misdemeanor: $50 or more, but less than $500
- Class A misdemeanor: $500 or more, but less than $1,500
- State jail felony: $1,500 or more, but less than $20,000
- Third-degree felony: $20,000 or more, but less than $100,000
- Second-degree felony: $100,000 or more, but less than $200,000
- First-degree felony: $200,000 or more
Like larceny, burglary also carries with it a wide range of penalties, depending on the nature of the crime committed, with some examples and classifications listed below:
- Burglary of a non-habitation building: when an individual unlawfully enters or remains inside a private or public building that is not a habitation with the intent to commit assault, theft or felony. This crime carries a state jail felony charge. If an individual breaks into a rail car, penalties can be enhanced.
- Burglary of a habitation: this is also known as home invasion, and occurs when an individual enters or remains within a habitation with intent to commit felony theft or assault inside. This crime is a second-degree felony, and if the individual entered with intent to commit a felony besides theft, the charges will be raised to a first-degree felony.
- Burglary of a vehicle: if an individual breaks into or remains inside a vehicle with the intent to commit theft, assault, or another felony within, the charge will be a class A misdemeanor. If the vehicle is intended for overnight accommodations, the charge will be enhanced to burglary of a habitation.
- Burglary of a coin-operated machine or coin-collection machine: if an individual breaks into one of these machines without consent of the owner, they will face a class A misdemeanor charge.
Additionally, there are specific situations where burglary charges may be filed against you:
Staying past permitted time in a private or public building with intent to commit assault inside.
- Hiding inside a retail store after hours to commit theft.
- Entering a rail car to commit theft.
- Breaking into a coin collection machine to steal money.
- Using items (such as a coat hanger) to unlock a car door so you can steal items inside.
- Entering a recreational vehicle to assault someone inside.
To find an inmate’s posted bond amount, call the Harris County Sheriff’s Office Inmate Information line at (713) 755-5300.
If you are in Spring, Texas and need to contact the police department, you can reach the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at (281) 376-2997.
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Avoiding short-term or long-term imprisonment is only possible when you have experts on your team. We go above and beyond to make sure that our clients are completely satisfied with our bail bond services, and we can guarantee to meet your bail amount should you be charged with a crime in Spring, to get you out of jail as soon as possible. ABC Bail Bonds is dedicated to restoring your peace of mind, and returning your life to its normal state.
We’re all familiar with the term “bail,” and have either seen or read about various crimes where the culprit is released from jail via bail, or is arrested with a posted bond amount (which, depending on the nature of the crime, can be quite hefty). But what exactly is bail, and why are most defendants better off utilizing a bond? There are a plethora of reasons why, and many of them have to do with ensuring they keep their jobs, kids, homes, and loved ones.
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.
If you or your someone you know requires an experienced, friendly, fast, reliable, full-service, bail bonding company, call ABC Bail Bonds at (713) 222-6222 or send us a quick message.