By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal
(214) 724-7065 (24-hour jail release)
What is needed is generally called a “writ bond.” A writ bond is a document filed by a licensed attorney with the county triggering a cash bond.
In English, this means that you can get a loved one out of jail without having for them to wait on a magistrate — a process which by law may take up to 24 hours. The most common application are DWI cases from Plano, Frisco or Allen.
Legally here’s what is happening: An attorney is filing a “writ of habeas corpus” on behalf of his client (the person in jail). The application asks that bond be set. The bond is paid (presumably by a friend or family member). Collin County requires the person paying to sign an acknowledgment that the money received is the money of the inmate —…
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