A felony bond in Collin County, Texas, is set by a magistrate judge in all cases (unlike misdemeanor cases where there may be a schedule of bonds for certain situations).
Previously, I’ve discussed when a person is entitled to a bond and when they’re not. Today I’ll discuss what to do when the bond which is set is ridiculously high and your loved one is jailed.
Texas Code of Criminal Procedure 17.15 guides the setting of bail and it reads as follows:
“The amount of bail to be required in any case is to be regulated by the court, judge, magistrate or officer taking the bail; they are to be governed in the exercise of this discretion by the Constitution and by the following rules:
1. The bail shall be sufficiently high to give reasonable assurance that the undertaking…
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