Originally posted on Criminal Defense Lawyer | DWI, Drug, Theft & Assault Charges:
By Collin County Criminal Defense attorney Jeremy Rosenthal
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Getting someone out of jail is a two-step process. A bond (amount of money paid to the County to secure the release of an arrested person) must (1) be set; (2) and then paid or otherwise satisfied.
Bond can be set one of two ways in Plano, Collin County, for a first, second, or DWI over 0.15 arrest:
1. Writ Bond
Collin County has a process described as a writ bond as a way to release people from jail without having physically appearing before a magistrate judge. This is a writ of habeas corpus filed by an attorney on behalf of the accused which triggers an instant cash bond with the county.
Once the bond is paid, the person is released (assuming they have no other holds or unaddressed charges pending).
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