By Dallas and Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
(214) 724-7065 — 24 hour line
(972) 562-7549 — Office line
So you got a call you never thought you’d get. Your loved one was arrested for a DWI in Frisco, Texas. The immediate question is how do you go about getting them out of jail.
To get someone out of jail on a Frisco driving while intoxicated charge a bond with Collin County. Here’s the problem, though… sometimes it can take the Frisco police up to a day to bring the arrested person before a magistrate to set the bond in the first place. It’s done at the speed of government. No bond set = no getting out of jail.
Here’s where a lawyer can help.
A lawyer can file a Writ of Habeas Corpus with Collin County for a Frisco DWI arrest which will trigger an instant cash bond. Once the cash bond is paid, the arrested person is released (unless there is some other legal hold on them — such as other outstanding charges).
In non-legalese — this means a lawyer can help get your loved one out of the Frisco City Jail on driving while intoxicated charges without having to wait the possible 6, 12, or 24 hours it may take before they see the magistrate.
This is a service we provide and you can call my 24-hour number (214) 724-7065 or my office number during business hours at (972) 562-7549.
Other Legal Geek Stuff if You’re Interested
The Frisco Police and Collin County refer to this as a ‘Writ Bond’ which is a bit of a misnomer. The process shouldn’t be confused with what a bail bondsman does. A bail bondsman acts as a surety in the person’s release to insure the person’s appearance in Court at a later date. With a cash bond, the arrested person acts as their own surety in the event of a default or failure to appear.
General information on DWI Arrests
If you’re reading this blawg and have a loved one in the Frisco City Jail for DWI, then you’re mind is probably racing. Here, here, and here is some general information on DWI’s from some of my other blawgs just so you can begin to understand some DWI FAQ’s.
*Jeremy F. Rosenthal is an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Texas. Nothing in this article is intended to be legal advice. For legal advice about any specific situation you should consult an attorney directly