In most cases, the fastest way to regain your freedom after an arrest is to post bond. In Texas, you can either post bond yourself, hire an attorney who writes bonds, or use the services of a professional bail bondsman. Because few people have the resources to come up with enough cash to pay the entire bail amount up front, they turn to a bail bondsman. The majority of bond companies charge around 10 percent of the total bail amount. If your bail is set at $10,000, this means you must pay the bondsman $1,000.