By Collin County Criminal Defense attorney Jeremy Rosenthal
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Often someone arrested in Collin County is told by the police or a jailer that they need a lawyer to file a “writ bond” to get a friend or loved one out of jail for a DWI arrest, theft arrest, or marijuana arrest.
In non-legalese, this means it is possible to get a loved one out of jail quickly before they are taken to a magistrate to set bond. A magistrate process by law may take up to 24 hours from the time of arrest on a misdemeanor.
A “writ bond” is a loose term but it actually means a “writ of habeas corpus” filed with the County by a lawyer for their client (the person arrested) that will trigger a cash bond. Once the bond is set, it can be paid — and the person arrested…
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