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Smith County Office Building
200 E. Ferguson Room 213
Tyler, Texas 75702


Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Phone: (903) 590-2620
Fax: (903) 590-2626

Our office follows the Smith County Holiday Schedule

  
Arvilla Banks
Director
Staff
Lynda Swann - Bond Coordinator
Verna Carroll - Bond Investigator
Office Functions:
  • Interviewing and investigating individuals recently incarcerated in Smith County Jail.
    • To allow to the maximum extent possible, release for persons who have been accused of criminal offenses pending judication of their charges.
    • To assure that accused persons appear in court to face their charges and that they do not pose a threat to the public or any specific individual during this period.
  • Monitoring client's weekly check-in and enforcing the defendant's compliance of bond conditions and court appearances.
  • Receiving, checking, sorting, scanning into the computer and distributing all bonds to the appropriate departments and agencies.
  • Performing all administrative and clerical functions for the bondsmen and the Bail Bond Board.
Pre-Trial Release and Personal Bond Office:
A Pre-Trial Bond is a personal bond offered as an alternative to jail release for those individuals who qualify. The Pre-Trial Release Office is funded through the Smith County Commissioner's Court and was established in March of 1979.

The Mission of the Smith County Pre-Trial Release and Personal Bond Office (PBO) is to provide Judges and Magistrates with information on defendants charged with felony and / or misdemeanor offenses by thorough, accurate interviews and investigations.

Our office provides:
  • Appropriate bonding for defendants considered for release by a Judge / Magistrate and assist in the reduction of the jail population pursuant to Jail Standard Compliances
  • Supervision of defendants released on personal bond geared towards assuring court appearances and heading off unlawful behavior.
  • Information to the Court regarding violations of court ordered release conditions.
PBO will treat all people equally regardless of race, national origin, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation or religion.
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