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How to Check Tulsa Bail Bonds Amounts and Verify Court Dates

How to Check Tulsa Bail Bonds Amounts, Status, and
Verify Court Dates
By Tulsa Bail Bondsman - A Bargain Bail Bonds of Tulsa and Sapulpa - Phone: 918-583-6600

        We always welcome your telephone call to this Tulsa Bail Bondsman - A Bargain Bail Bonds of Tulsa at (918) 583-6600, give us a call and we will check on the Tulsa Bail Bonds amounts for you.  There are several ways of check the Tulsa bail bonds amounts of a Tulsa jail inmate.  The quickest and easiest is to check the website for people in custody of the Tulsa Jail - David Moss Criminal Justice Center which is http://iic.tulsacounty.org/SearchForm.aspx   and another possibility is to call the Tulsa Jail phone number at (918) 596-8900 but it is not recommended that you call this number because the jail will be busy and there is more certainty when you click on the previous web link.  The best way is to call our office - A Bargain Bail Bonds of Tulsa and Sapulpa at  918-583-6600.  We will do our best to get back to you in a short amount of time to discuss the Tulsa Bail Bonds with you.  We usually call you back within 10-15 minutes in most cases (with some exceptions). 

        After the Tulsa jail inmate posts bail, then the court date can be verifiied by checking this website for the Tulsa County Court House which is http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/casesearch.asp   The telephone number to the Tulsa County Criminal Court Clerk is 918-596-5471.

        Unfortunately, the court dates are sometimes incorrectly stated or an error may occur and so, it is better practice to double check and triple check your court date.  You should always check the website for the matter at http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/casesearch.asp   to verify the court date or call the court clerk at 918-596-5471.

        Below is the website to check on the status of any Tulsa warrants:

        Tulsa Jail Collect Calls - Prepay:   Below is a link to establish a prepaid phone account so your phone can accept collect calls from the Tulsa County Jail. I believe it also works for cell phones: https://tponlinepay.com/portal/users/user_signup.php    Also, below is the homepage to prepay so that your telephone or cell phone will accept collect telephone calls from an inmate at the Tulsa County Jail: http://www.tponlinepay.com/  YOU SHOULD BE AWARE THAT ALL PHONE CALLS FROM THE JAIL ARE RECORDED AND SAVED FOR AT LEAST 3 YEARS AS EVIDENCE IN THE CASE.  ALL MAIL IN AND OUT OF THE JAIL IS COPIED AND SAVED AS EVIDENCE IN THE CASE.  Though the inmate is told this, the people on the phone seem to forget.  All inmates in jail are potential witnesses who may claim that the other inmate "confessed" to them.  No Tulsa jail inmate should discuss their case with any other inmate or on the telephone which is being recorded or by mail which is being copied and saved for use against the inmate.

        Below is the official website for the Tulsa County Jail or Tulsa City Jail or David L. Moss Criminal Justice Center - and the schedule for visitation and the rules for visitationhttp://iic.tulsacounty.org/FAQs.aspx 

        Below is the official website for commissary at the Tulsa Jail:  http://www.icaredirect.com/en-US/CorWestern/TulsaCommissary 

        It is possible to put money directly on the books of a Tulsa Jail inmate if you are not posting their Tulsa Bail Bonds.  A new touch pay electronic machine is located in the lobby of the Tulsa Jail or David Moss Criminal Justice Center at 300 N. Denver Ave., Tulsa, Oklahoma.  You will need to have the Tulsa inmate identification number before you can post money onto their account.  The Tulsa jail inmate number can be found by looking it up next to their name and their pod and court date and Tulsa bail bonds are listed also at this website:  http://iic.tulsacounty.org/SearchForm.aspx

Do the Oklahoma Bail Bonding Laws allow bondsman to recommit the person bonded out?

By A Bargain Bail Bonds of Tulsa and Sapulpa  - Phone: 918-583-6600

The short answer is yes, a bondsman may under certain circumstances arrest and re-incarcerate or recommit the person that was bonded out of jail.  So, under what circumstances is this allowed? The specific legal authority and circumstances for this are listed in  title 59 of the Oklahoma Statutes section 1327 which states in part as follows:

"A. At any time before there has been a breach of the undertaking in any type of bail provided herein, the surety or bondsman may surrender the defendant, or the defendant may surrender himself or herself, to the official to whose custody the defendant was committed at the time bail was taken, or to the official into whose custody the defendant would have been given had he or she been committed. The defendant may be surrendered without the return of premium for the bond if he or she has been guilty of nonpayment of premium, changes address without notifying his or her bondsman, conceals himself or herself, leaves the jurisdiction of the court without the permission of his or her bondsman, or violates his or her contract with the bondsman in any way that does harm to the bondsman, or the surety, or violates his or her obligation to the court.  .  .

This statute broadly includes the phrase: "or violates his or her contract with the bondsman in any way that does harm to the bondsman, or the surety, or violates his obligation to the court."   So, if a person on bond violates his/her contract with the bondsman in any way that does harm to the bondsman, or the surety, or violates his/her obligation to the court, then the bondsman may recommit the person.

The next question, as a matter of good business practices, should a bondsman routinely re-incarcerate people for minor contract violations which may constitute a technical violation of a contract but which do not affect the likelihood of the person fulfilling their obligations to appear in court.  In other words, what is the best business practice in regard to the exercise of discretion. 

A good bondsman wants to grow their business and does not want cause unnecessary paper-work and hardship when the same can be avoided with good communication practices or good business practices.  A good Tulsa Bail Bondsman should exercise common sense and attempt to communicate with the person on bond about the importance of calling their office at least once per week (1 time per week) and about giving their correct address (note bondsman routinely verify addresses) and about paying the money (a bondsman may re-incarcerate you if you do not pay) and about appearing in court.  You absolutely must know your court date.  You need to call your bondsman once per week to let them know that you know your court date and that you are going to appear in court.  Most bondsman will attempt to verify the address of the person out on bond, so never give a wrong address, and immediately notify the bondsman of a change in your address or telephone number. 

Most bondsman do not want to have a bad reputation for revoking your bond and putting you back in jail.  However, a person who changes their telephone number and/or address without notifying the bondsman is in breach of the bonding contract and unless they communicate adequately with the bondsman, there is a real danger that the bond could be revoked.   A smart person would act proactively by calling the bondsman at least once per week to notify them that they are in communication and know when their next court date is scheduled and that they have not moved, changed employment, or changed their telephone number.  Most bonding contracts provide that any major changes in employement, address, phone number, or status or other similiar things, must be immediately reported to the bondsman.   Again, even if your bondsman says "its is no longer necessary for you to call me," if any changes occur, you must immediately report those changes to the bondsman. 

Lastly, it is terrible that sometimes people are given the wrong court date or mis-understand when their next court date is scheduled.   Many many many times it is an honest mistake.  However, sometimes this mistake can balloon into a major error in judgment and can result in new charges or a bond forfeiture with the new bond being set in a "no bond" category or with triple the bond.  You absolutely should double check and triple check your next court date.  Do not take any chances.  Call your bondsman and tell him your next court date but ask them to double check the court date for you.  Also, you can call the Tulsa County Court House - criminal court clerk at 918-596-5471 to verify your next court date.  

Under the statutes, title 59 Oklahoma Statutes section 1335,  in Oklahoma, jumping bond is a felony offense which carries penalties of from zero to 2 years in prison and/or from 0 to $5,000.00 dollars.  Additionally, most bail bond contract provide that the co-signor can be liable for the costs of locating, transporting, and catching the bond jumper, in addition to the amount of the bond that they co-signed for, guaranteeing the person would appear for court as scheduled.  Under the above statute, a person who surrenders within thirty (30) days is not subject to prosecution for bond jumping.

Additionally, under the statutes, title 59 Oklahoma Statutes section 1332, in Oklahoma a Tulsa bail bondsman only has ninety (90) days to find and arrest a bond jumper and then on the ninety-one (91) day the bondsman has to pay the full amount of the bond posted to the court clerk unless the bond jumper has been arrested.  Most bondsman do not want to have to pay thousands of dollars for a bond jumper and then be forced to sue the co-signors for the money or place a lien on the home or garnish the wages of the co-signors.  A co-signor or anyone who is harboring a "fugitive" which is what a bond jumper would be is also subject to possible prosecution for the felony offense of "harboring a fugitive" which carries penalties of up to ten (10) years in prison and/or up to $10,000 dollars.

In most cases, better communication between the person out on bond, the bondsman, the co-signors, and the court system, may avoid many of the problems associated with missed court dates.  Often, a defendant can get their bond re-instated or re-indorsed by hiring an attorney to appear in court with them and the bondsman and requesting a new court date, especially when the missed court date was a simple mistake or mis-understanding and not an intentional act to avoid court.