Tom Green County Bail Bond Board Considers Electronic Filing, Card Payments
The Tom Green County Bail Bond Board convened in a meeting Thursday afternoon, with several topics up for discussion.
Among the items on the agenda, the use of credit cards as methods of payment and electronic signature were discussed in the meeting. One of the members posed concern, since electronic records “could be changed” or modified.
The board also discussed the possibility of filing for a bail bond electronically, as well as utilizing email as a form of delivery of the bond. Members posed a favorable view of the measures, although some expressed questions on whether judges would validate electronic signature.
On top of those subjects, the board also discussed pending judgments and failure to pay for bonds, in which one of the members pointed out that, when someone does not appear in court, “the bonding company has 270 days to have the defendant re-arrested” and the company pays the costs of re-arresting “directly to the District Court.”
The board will meet again in July.
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