By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
This is actually an easy process to understand, but unfortunately it moves at the speed of government.
First you need to learn exactly what they are being charged with by the police.
Once you find out what they are charged with, your next step is to find out whether they have been before a magistrate judge to set a bond. A bond is an amount of money paid or pledged to insure the accused appears for court.
Section 14.06 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure gives the police 48 hours to take someone arrested before a magistrate for the purposes of setting bond in felony cases. If they don’t, then it triggers an automatic $10,000 bond under Section 17.033. Rarely will anyone wait that long. You can expect someone to be taken before the magistrate within the first…
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