When You’re Entitled to a Bond (and When You’re Not)

Criminal Defense Lawyer | DWI, Drug, Theft & Assault Charges

By Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer Jeremy Rosenthal

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A bond is an amount of money set by a magistrate judge to secure the release of someone arrested.  It is the state’s collateral to assure the arrested person appears for future criminal proceedings.

As a quick reference guide, you’ll find bond statutes in the Texas Constitution and throughout the Code of Criminal Procedure in Chapters 15, 16, 17, 44, 45, 47 and 55.  So if you’re paging through the code, you’ll have to be diligent and thorough.

In some instances people are not eligible to even have a bond set.  This obviously means they can’t get out of jail.  In other instances, their right to have a bond set may be discretionary by the Court — meaning bail can be denied.  Judges can also impose limitations or conditions of bond such as a…

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