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Coronavirus vs. the Bail Bond System

More than 20,000 U.S. prisoners have tested positive for COVID-19, including some here in Brazoria County. As this is a result of the shared living spaces and population density of prisons, the common solution proposed is to reduce the number of people held in these facilities. When defendants are released rather than being required to […]

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Governor Abbott and No-Money Bonds During COVID-19

There is no doubt the COVID-19 pandemic has upset routines, and the court system is not immune. On March 29, Texas Governor Greg Abbott stripped judges of the discretion to grant personal recognizance bonds to defendants by signing a new emergency order. He issued the order due to concerns that violent offenders were being released […]

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What You Should Know About the Texas Bail Bond Hearing Process

Dealing with the legal system isn’t fun for anyone, no matter how cool and collected the attorneys on Law & Order look—and most defense attorneys are overworked and too busy to walk every client through the details of each process. This means that if you get arrested and need to attend a bail hearing, you […]

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How Your Unpaid Parking Tickets Could Mean You’ll Need a Bail Bond

The first time you get a parking ticket, you might think, “It’s no big deal—I’ll pay it later.” Maybe if that’s the only parking ticket you get, you’ll get away with putting it off for a while—you’ve heard of other people who have, and they turned out fine, right? The police surely have better things […]

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The Texas Constitution and Bail Bonds

The Texas bail bond system gives criminal defendants the right to bail, with the exception of some extreme cases. The Texas Constitution Article 1, Section 11 deals with bail bonds and conditions in which bail may be denied or revoked. If you have been charged with a crime and have questions about the Texas constitution […]

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