Our criminal defense firm regularly gets a phone call from someone that just had a person they know get arrested for a crime asking the above question. As I would do on most subjects if I was not a criminal defense lawyer they turn to the internet for information. Unfortunately, the internet lacks suffiecient information to answer their query. The short answer is that it could take anywhere from 12-48 hours to bond someone out of jail in Houston, Harris County, Texas. The keys seems to be if you are able to make the bond before the person is transferred to the Harris County jail. Most people are arrested and booked in the local city jail. If a bond is made while the person is waiting in this city jail and before they are transferred to the county jail the time waiting in jail is signficantly reduced.
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