Live Oak County Jail – George West, TX

Live Oak County Jail is in Live Oak County, TX and is the jail for that county. Are you looking for somebody incarcerated at Live Oak County Jail? This page tells you about everything related to Live Oak County Jail,like: Find an inmate at Live Oak County Jail. Find mugshots. The jail’s phone number and address. Bail and how to get out of jail. Intake procedures. Live Oak County court information. And much, much more.

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The thought of going to jail is a scary and stressfull prospect, not only for whoever gets locked up, but also their family and friends. The goal of this guide is to give information and tips that you’ll need to make the process easier. If you have specific questions, feel free to ask it, and any comments or tips that could help others would be much appreciated.

General Information

Address

Live Oak County Jail
200 Larry R. Busby Drive
George West, TX 78022

Phone Number and Fax Number

Phone: 361-449-2271
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Inmate Search – Find Out Who’s In Jail

Do you know someone that has gone to jail and need to find out where they are?

Do you know a family member or friend who’s been arrested and you need to find them?

To see who’s in jail at Live Oak County Jail you will have to navigate to their link and use the inmate lookup.

Inmate Locator

The Live Oak County Jail Inmate Roster is a list of persons currently in custody, including custody status, how much their bail is, and visiting hours. Also, you can find information for anyone booked or released within the past 24 hours. Prisoners are shown in alphabetical order by their last name. You can get the information fast if you have their full name, date of birth, or arrest number.

If your friend or loved one might be at a different jail you will want to check our Texas county jail guide: List of all county jails in Texas


Mugshots

A mugshot, also called a jail processing picture, is a picture that the jail takes when you get booked into jail. They will take one face photo and one profile photo. Your full name and booking number will be in the mugshot, and they’re on file.

View Mugshots

Mugshots of Live Oak County Jail inmates can be searched online, or you can see them at the Live Oak County Jail. When you search for mugshots online you need to enter the name, and the booking date, if you have it.

How To Get Your Mugshot Removed

Are you trying to get your mugshot taken down from the Live Oak County Jail site? This is difficult, since your mugshot is public record. To get your mugshot removed you need to file a Petition to Expunge in court. This means that your arrest record will be sealed, and will not be accessible. Unfortunately, this happens very rarely.

For more information about getting your mugshot taken down, the various websites with mugshots, and the websites that offer to remove your mugshot for you: Mugshot Removal


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Bail & Bail Bondsmen – How To Get Out of Jail

Obviously, once you’re incarcerated, your primary thought is about when you get out. After you’ve gone through booking, a bail amount is determined either through a preset bail schedule or a magistrate. If you don’t get a bail set this might mean that you will either be free to go until your court date, or you don’t get released while you wait for your court date.

If you are released from jail you will have to agree to be there for your court date, and in the meantime you must not leave the area.

In most cases, a prisoner in the Live Oak County Jail will be given time off for good behavior if they follow the rules and area a good inmate while they’re in jail.

If you prove to be trustworthy, you might be given work release detail. You will have to stay jail every day when you’re finished at your job, or you could get to sleep in a halfway house when you are not working.

Bail

Bail is the amount of money that you have to pay to the courts in order to be released from jail until you go to court. The amount you will have to pay depends on how serious your crime is. Someone will have to pay ten percent of the total that was determined before you can be released from jail. If you don’t go to court, the person that bailed you out of jail won’t get their money back.

Find Out How Much Someone’s Bail Is

To find out someone’s bail amount you will need to call the jail. If you have all the person’s information, including name, address and date of birth, they will let you know how much their bail is. You can also see the bail amount on the Live Oak County Jail website.

How To Bail Someone Out of Jail

Having to bail a friend or family member out of jail is no fun, but usually, it is really easy. To start with, you need to find out if it is a Cash Only Bond situation. If it is, you will not be able to use the services of a Bail Bondsman. Bail can only be paid by cash – they won’t accept a check. Once the cash bond has been paid, the inmate will be discharged. If the conditions of bail are not violated, you will get this money back.

Bail Bondsman

If bail is set too high, or you just can’t afford it, you should try a bail bondsman. They usually charge a fee of 10 to 15 percent of the total amount of bail set, and usually with a minimum of $100. The amount you pay to the bondsman is non-refundable and has to be paid in cash. If the bail has been set really high, the bail bondsman will in these cases require that they use your personal assets as collateral for the bond in addition to whatever their charges are.

To talk to a local bail bondsman click here: How to find a bail bondsman

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Other Ways to Get Out of Jail

  • Get Time Off For Good Behavior
  • Work Release Programs
  • Time Served
  • Get Out on a Pre-Trial Release Program
  • Released On House Arrest
  • Own Recognizance


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Jail Policies and Procedures

Intake Procedures / Booking

The jail intake process is made up of these steps:

  • They’ll put you in a holding cell. If there are a lot of arrests, you will have to wait a while to get processed.
  • The first thing you will have to to is you will have to answer some questions, such as your legal name, address, date of birth and contact person.
  • They’ll also ask about your medical and psychological history.
  • You will be given an inmate ID.
  • You will get fingerprinted.
  • They will take your mugshot.
  • Any personal property you have will be taken from you and will be stored until you are released.
  • You will get to use the phone in order to call a member of your family, friend, or bail bondsman.
  • If you are expected to be released shortly, you might be able to wear your street clothes, but if you are not expected to make bail quickly you will be issued a jail uniform – the jumpsuit.

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Discharge Procedures

When you post bail, you will be allowed to leave jail. The discharge process will take anywhere between 10 minutes to all day long. So, the faster you post bail, the sooner you can get released from jail. Also, it will depend on whether or not you’ve got a bond amount or if a judge must decide on how much to set your bail at. For lesser charges, you will simply be booked and get released without having to post bail. When you have served your sentence and are given a release date, expect to be discharged that morning.

How To Turn Yourself In

issued for your arrest, or if you must begin your sentence in jail, it is highly recommended that you follow the rules and turn yourself in willingly. If it is for a warrant, go to the jail processing area, and tell them that you think they might have an outstanding arrest warrant out for you. They will do a record check, and if there is one, you will be taken into the sheriff’s custody. If you are reporting to serve out your sentence, report to the jail on the date and time that the sentence order or court paperwork states. Be very careful that you get don’t get there late, or they may decide to arrest you. Make sure that you only bring approved items when you turn yourself in, like a driver’s license or even state issued ID, any prescription medication you might take, along with your doctor’s prescription, as well as a copy of the sentencing order.

Visitation Procedures

In order to have visitors, inmates need to give information about each visitor to the jail in advance of any visit. This information will be entered in a log of approved visitors for the inmate. Each visitor will have to provide proof of identification. Any visitors that arrives for visitation late or that does not have a visting order will not be allowed to visit the inmate.
Jail visitation policies frequently change, so it would be wise to double-check the official site before go to the jail to visit an inmate.

Visiting Hours

Phone Calls & Phone Usage Policy

Phone calls that inmates are allowed to make from jail are collect calls or through a pre-paid phone account . Calls made in jail are typically pricier than phone calls made outside of jail. There are certain restrictions about when you can make phone calls, how long you can talk, and how often you can make calls, but inmates must keep in mind lots of people want to use the phone – so you have to share. If you break the rules and are disciplined, phone calls may be limited or cut altogether.

The Live Oak County Jail phone number is: 361-449-2271

Sending Mail to Inmates

All mall sent to inmates has to be sent using US Postal Service. You must not use any other form of mail delivery. You have to clearly write the name, inmate number, and jail address on the letter. Don’t mail anything in a box, envelope with padding, plastic or paper bag, or an envelope with metal inside. Any mail sent to inmates is opened and read and inspected by staff, and will be sent back if they decide it is inappropriate.

Mailing Address

The mailing address for Live Oak County Jail is:

Live Oak County Jail
200 Larry R. Busby Drive
George West, TX 78022

Here is how you should address the letter:

[INMATE'S FULL NAME]
[INMATE ID]
Live Oak County Jail
200 Larry R. Busby Drive
George West, TX 78022


The Live Oak County Jail inmate mail policy changes, so be sure to double check the the Live Oak County Jail website before send a letter to someone in jail there.


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Court Information

Get A Lawyer

If you have been arrested, you have certain rights, the first of which is your right to request a lawyer. You only get so many phone calls when you get arrested, so make sure to get a friend or family member to locate a lawyer for you. You might be asking yourself ‘but do I really need an attorney’ While you are not required to have one, a lawyer will advise you about your rights, help protect your interests and help you through the complicated legal system. The sooner you get an attorney working on your situation, the better your chances.

For more information on how to find a lawyer, click: How to Find a Lawyer

Public Defender

If you’ve been arrested and don’t have the money to hire a lawyer, you will be assigned a public defender. In addition, the Public Defender has access to independent investigators, forensics experts as well as social case workers. All Public Defenders are real attorneys that are members of the Texas State Bar and are legally licensed to practice law and represent you in court.

Have you or someone you know had to use the services of a Public Defender? What was your experience?

Court Records

All court records are a matter of public record. They contain a case file with a docket and each of the motions, documents, and evidence in the case. You can access your court records with the website, or at the Clerk of Court where the case was filed.

Clerk of Court

A Clerk of Court is an official part of the court who manages court records. The Clerk of Court also administer the oath in a court case, and read the verdict when decided by the jury. All court records relating to your case are maintained at Clerk of Court’s office.

Fees

Court fees and costs are the charges associated with your case, such as for example filing fees, motion fees and various court charges. If you are low income and have been assigned a Public Defender, you may not have to pay the fees.

Magistrate

The magistrate is the type of judge that rules on your court case. Magistrate judges do several different things, which include setting your bail amount, issuing warrants for arrest, and overseeing preliminary court proceedings and detention proceedings.

Pre-Sentencing

A defendant’s pre-sentencing report is put together with your background information and details of the arrestee’s life and history, which the magistrate will take into account when deciding on the sentence. Information, details, and character witnesses will be solicited from the defendant, the defendant’s family, and in some cases the victim in the crime. Bear in mind you can request to see your own copy of this report before your sentencing, so you get the chance to correct any inaccurate information.

Sentencing

After being convicted of a crime, you will be sentenced. The judge will have several different options when sentencing you, including community service and probation, to even incarceration in jail or prison. Depending on how serious your crime was, you could be taken into custody immediately, or given a date to to surrender and report to jail to serve your jail time according to your sentence.


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Public Records

Inmate Inquiry

Do you want to find out if somebody you know is locked up, or has gone to jail in the past?

This is pretty easy to do, simply you need to access the jail’s website, and do a search using:

  • Name.
  • Date of birth.
  • Their approximate booking date.
  • and their jail inmate ID.

If you’re not sure if this person is in jail or not, you can also call the jail get confirmation.

Warrant Inquiry

If you believe you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, you can access court records on the website or you can call the court directly. You have to have their first and last name. You can also go to the local jail and ask one of the officers. You should be clear that if there is a warrant for your arrest, you should be prepared to get taken into custody immediately.

Arrest Inquiry

If you know the person’s first and last name, and possibly an arrest date, contact the Live Oak County jail, by phone, in person, or you can check online. Arrest records are public record and these records are accessible by the public.

Civil Inquiry

A Civil Process is when when you get served with legal papers, such as court orders. You can find these civil process orders by getting in touch with the Sheriff’s office, online or by phone.

Sex Offender Search / Lookup

All people registered as sex offenders are registered on a sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You are able to see sex offenders on the website, but bear in mind that you will not find the actual address, but rather the block of the address that they registered.

Court Records

Court Records are public records and available to anyone. Court Records include a court case file that includes a court docket and all of the documents and filings filed in the court case. You can access court records on the internet, or at the Live Oak County Clerk of Court in the jurisdiction where the case was filed.

Criminal Records

Every state maintains records of their state citizen’s criminal history. These databases are all connected so you are able to track criminal convictions from another state. You are able to go to the Live Oak County Courthouse and inquire, or check online. It helps to know which county the crime occurred in, and if the crime was in a completely different state, you might have to pay for a more intensive search.

A search of someone’s criminal history you will get a report detailing any arrests, charges, or convictions that may be on a person’s record for these crimes:

  • DUI.
  • Drug crimes like possession or trafficking.
  • Kidnapping.
  • Rape or other sexual assault.
  • Violent crimes.
  • Theft.

When you do a criminal history search, you won’t learn if they has had any infractions like moving violations:

  • Speeding tickets.
  • Drivers license revoked or suspended.
  • Accidents.
  • Minor infractions or moving violations.
  • Parking Tickets.
  • To find this information, you must do a search for their driving history.

    Have you ever searched for criminal records? Was it a difficult process? Dis you do your search online or did you make a phone call to the jail? Did you get information that was correct? There are lots of reasons that folks search for criminal records, and your story may help other people.

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    Most Wanted

    The FBI maintains a list of the Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals. In Live Oak County,the Live Oak County Sheriff’s Department keeps their own list of most wanted criminals and fugitives.

    FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List


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    Life In Jail / What Its Like

    Daily Life

    While the prospect of getting locked up in the Live Oak County jail is very scary, eventually you will get accustomed to the daily routine there. Inmates get an alarm for wake-up every morning at 6:00am, and next they’ll do roll call. Then you will get breakfast. Following breakfast you will work in the work program that you’ve been assigned to. This could be working in the kitchen, laundry, or some sort of manufacturing job. While this may seem tedious, it may help you when you leave jail, as you are gaining experience in a certain field of work. Other inmates go to school, while some take part in mandated treatment programs. After lunch, there will be another roll call, then back to work. Your evening will be spent either in your cell or a common room. During this time dinner is served and you will be expected to take a shower. After another roll call, it’s lights out. Even though you will be confined to your cell, there may be enough light to read or write letters. Then again, most inmates welcome lights out, and try to get as much sleep as they can.

    Most people are frightened at the idea of jail because they don’t know what to expect. If you have spent any time in Live Oak County Jail, your experiences would be welcomed, if it can help another person to deal with it.

    Dress Code

    When incarcerated, all inmates are expected to wear the Live Oak County Jail uniform. This is normally a jumpsuit or scrubs. Of note to anyone visiting an inmate – you must be properly dressed. Any clothing considered inappropriate will not be permitted.

    How To Send Money to an Inmate

    You will have your own ‘bank account’ while in jail. This money is used to purchase items from the Commissary. Family and friends can deposit money into this account for you, and any money you earn while in prison will also be deposited into your account. Outside money can be paid in to your account via a money order, cash or check. If someone sends a check or money order, make sure that they write your inmate ID on it. The maximum amount you are allowed in your account is $290 per month.

    The process for sending funds to Live Oak County Jail inmates could change, so we suggest that you check the the Live Oak County Jail website before send funds to someone in jail there.

    Commissary

    The commissary is the jail store. You can purchase a number of things here, such as toiletries, snacks and writing supplies. Bear in mind that you will probably want to use the commissary daily, and any infractions will get that privilege taken away from you.

    Inmate Medications

    If you are on any type of prescription medication, you will be allowed to continue taking it while in jail. When you are first processed, you will be asked what medication you take. You will then be referred to the jail nurse or doctor who will be in charge of monitoring your health and prescribing your medication.

    Meals

    You will get three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. As expected, they are very basic, but healthy. A typical breakfast might be cereal, toast, coffee and fruit. Lunch might be spaghetti, salad, bread and milk. Dinner could be chicken casserole, rice, vegetables, dessert and milk. Contrary to popular belief, prison food has greatly improved over the years, and you might find that it’s not much different from what you would eat at home.

    Pods / The Yard

    The jail is designed in a ‘pod’ layout, with self contained housing arranged around an outdoor yard. Each pod has a central control station and a common room, and the inmates take turns in using the yard. The jail is designed this way to keep certain inmates together, and others away from the general population.

    Gangs

    As with life in general, gangs are a part of prison life. Obviously it is best to avoid becoming a part of this environment as it will only lead to trouble. When you first enter prison, you might find yourself being ‘primed’ to join a gang, or worse, you might get their attention in a negative way. The best thing to do is keep your head down and don’t get involved.


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    News and Media

    News

    Photos / Pictures

    Videos


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    Jobs

    Types of Jobs at Live Oak County Jail

    The Deputy Sheriff is the second in command at the Live Oak County Jail, overseeing the day to day operations and administration of the jail. An inmate is unlikely to have much interaction with the Deputy Sheriff, unless they have committed an infraction. Detention Officers are responsible for the custody and care of the inmates. They maintain order in the jail, and handle security. A Detention Officer is assigned to a certain pod, and therefore is responsible for the same inmates each day. They get to know the inmates on a certain level, and are well equipped to handle any problems that may occur.

    Apply for a Job at Live Oak County Jail

    Requirements:

    • You have to be over the age of 21.
    • You have to possess a High School Diploma or GED
    • You have to be a US Citizen.
    • You have to pass a Criminal, Credit and Driving History background check.
    • You have to pass a drug test.
    • You have to have a good level of fitness.
    • You have to be in good health.
    • You have to have a valid Drivers License
    • An applicant for Deputy Sheriff must possess a Law Enforcement Certification.


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    Family Resources

    There are resources for families of both the perpetrator of the crime and the victim. The social and emotional impact of crime is far reaching, affecting many. Families can receive professional counseling, court related assistance, social services assistance and help in navigating the criminal justice system.

    If you are a family member, which resources did you find to be particularly helpful? Please let us know, as this will be helpful to other families in the same situation.

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    Victim Resources

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.

    Victim’s Rights

    The Victim Rights Act grants victims the following rights:

    • You have the right to protection from the accused.
    • You have the right to notification.
    • You have the right to attend proceedings.
    • You have the right to speak at criminal justice proceedings.
    • You have the right to consult with the prosecuting attorney.
    • You have the right to restitution.
    • You have the right to a speedy trial.
    • You have the right to be treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

    The definition of victim includes:

    • Spouses and children of all victims.
    • Parents and guardians of minor victims.
    • Parents, guardians and siblings of mentally or physically incapacitated victims or victims of homicide.
    • Foster parents or other caregivers, under certain circumstances.

    There are a number of services and programs designed to help victims and their families. You can find out about these services by contacting the courthouse, or local law enforcement agency.

    Victim Notification

    The Department of Justice Victim Notification System (VNS) is a system that provides victims with information pertaining to their case and/or any defendants in the case. You will receive a Victim Identification Number (VIN) and a Personal Identification Number (PIN) that will allow you to access VNS via the internet or by phone. Here, you will find information about future court hearings, historical court events, and detailed information about the defendant. This will include criminal charges filed, the outcome of charges, sentence imposed, custody location, projected release date and any other release information. The VNS website is updated daily. You will also receive any ongoing information by mail or email.

    Have you, a family member or friend ever used the Victim Notification System? If so, was it effective? Did you get the information in a timely manner? Was the system difficult to use? We would like to hear from you, so please post any comments here.

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    Sex Offender Information and Search

    All people registered as sex offenders are registered on either a national or state sex offender database. The people on these databases have been convicted of a sex or kidnapping crime. You can access this information online, but bear in mind that you will not get the exact address, rather the block that they live on.

    Domestic Violence

    If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, there are services to help you. Your county will have a Domestic Violence Services office. They provide free and confidential services, such as emergency shelter information, legal advocacy, support groups and domestic violence education. They will work to help you create a safe and violence-free life, and heal from the trauma of abuse.

    Important Note: If you, or someone you know, are in immediate danger, call 911.


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    Reviews

    Reviews of this Jail

    Have you ever been locked up in this jail? Do you know anybody that spent time there? Have you ever visited an inmate in this jail?

    If so, then please write your review about it. Tell us about your jail experience so that others can learn what to expect.

    What to include in your review:

    • Conditions at the jail.
    • Jail facility and layout
    • Guards and staff
    • Jail food and commissary
    • Visitors
    • The other inmates.
    • Safety
    • Gangs
    • Prisoner programs and activities


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    Tell Your Story

    Anyone who’s been in jail has some stories to tell about the whole experience. Why’d you end up in jail? Were you fairly treated? How was day to day life at Live Oak County Jail? Tell us about the other inmates. How did getting locked up affect your life?

    Click here to share your story about when you did time in Live Oak County Jail

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