By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
(214) 724-7065 – 24 hour number
(972) 369-0577 – Office number
To get someone out of the Plano City Jail for a DUI or DWI arrest a bond needs to be paid to Collin County. The problem is a bond needs to be set by a magistrate before it can be paid. No bond = no release. Plano may not bring the accused before the magistrate until the day following the arrest.
How a Lawyer Can Help:
An attorney assist you in getting a bond set through what is called a “Writ of Habeas Corpus” (sometimes referred to as a “Writ Bond.”). Under local rules, a writ bond filed by an attorney will trigger a cash bond on a misdemeanor DWI (either a 1st or 2nd offense) which can be paid — and the person released immediately (assuming there are no other charges or holds on the arrestee).
You can call my 24-hour line to see if a writ of habeas corpus or a “writ bond” is appropriate in your case at (214) 724-7065.
More Info on Writs of Habeas Corpus
An attorney filing a writ bond should not be confused with a bail bondsman. Bail bondsmen act as sureties for the appearance of the arrested person — which is why they keep dibs on the people they bond-out. A writ bond is a cash bond which means that the arrested person is both the surety and the principal. The bond is designed to insure that the arrested appears in Court.
Basic Information on DWIs
If you’ve got a friend or loved one in the Plano City Jail on a DWI or DUI, then you’re head is probably swimming with tons of thoughts. If you want general or beginners information on DWI’s you can read some of my past blawgs here, here, and here.
*Jeremy F. Rosenthal is an attorney licensed to practice in the State of Texas and is Board Certified in Criminal Law. Nothing in this article is intended to be legal advice. For legal advice about any specific situation you should consult an attorney directly