Cowboy Bail Bonds Complaint - Don't believe ANYTHING they say!
DALLAS AND GARLAND, TEXAS -- We did not realize we were dealing with a bunch of unethical liars when we hired them to bail out our daughter on a dwi charge last summer. Then when her marine husband was restationed in California, they acted like she was not allowed to go with him. She had an attorney by that time but then he didn't show up in court and next thing you know she had a bond forfeiture. They called my wife and acted like they were going to put her in jail since she signed the papers. A few days ago our Marine son-in-law was given a couple weeks leave before being deployed in Afganistan so they were going to come home for a few days. They wanted to get this court issue straightened out while they were here but were concerned since our daughter was pregnant and was considered high-risk due to 3 previous miscarraiges. Within hours after Justin arrived here in the car a bounty hunter was here throwing his weight around threatening to take Jodie to jail. (she wasn't here yet, since she was flying home because they thought the drive might be too much for her). I gave him my cell number and he assured me that we could bring her in and they wouldn't put her in jail or cause any undue stress to her or the unborn child. He told me he would call me after he got it all set up and we could bring her in. At 530am the next morning I am awakened by banging on the door and by a call from the bounty hunter who is in front of our house with 3 deputy sheriffs he has either lied to or buddied up to to help him do his dirty work. He called my cell phone when we didn't answer the door and lied about the sheriffs dept contacting him with a warrant, acting like he wasn't involved or even there.
We didn't realize the connection between Cowboys and the bounty hunter since he just wore a generic private investigator badge.. so when our daughter got home, my wife contacted Cowboys Bail Bonds and after getting several different stories on what would happen and how much it would cost..(should have been a clue)..she took her down for the meeting. After being reminded of her condition, they assured us that she wouldn't have to go to jail. Just fill out the papers and a new court date would be set..for another $750.00 or $800.00.. which is it.?? who knows, its whatever they feel like at the time and then deny they told you different.. When they get there, while her mom is filling out more papers the same bounty hunter fellow took our daughter into another room and arrested her and carted her off to Lew Sterrett with a grin. When I expressed my concern about my disappointment with their lies and the well being of my unborn grandchild.. his smug reply was "Thats what I have attorneys and insurance for".
Disgusted over the unethical way they were doing business, my wife leaves, swearing to never do business with them again. Then just as we feared, after my wife arrives back at home, we get a call from our daughter crying who says she is having abdominal cramps and is being refused medical attention until after she sees a judge which could be two hours or more. Ive seen wanted serial killers not get this much law enforcement attention but I guess they might be a little harder to find and more dangerous than the pregnant wife of an active duty marine.
Just because someone makes a mistake and gets arrested does not make them unhuman or unworthy of respect or consideration and certainly should not diminish their right to expect a bit of honesty with the companies they are forced to deal with in the process. And to knowingly endanger the totally innocent unborn child, THAT should be criminal!