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On May 4, 2021, the Texas House passed a new bill to change how detainees on criminal charges can come out of custody on bail. This bail reform now partially requires authorities to employ a risk assessment evaluation before coming up with any bail decisions. And it bans cashless release for people facing charges for …

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Generally, the law can protect you from high or unreasonable bail amounts. This is evident through clauses in the Texas constitution and the Eighth Amendment. Namely, they state that the courts should not require excessive bail. In Texas, the amounts can range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars based on the circumstances. Yet, …

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In the State of Texas, bail can cost hundreds of dollars for misdemeanor charges and thousands of dollars for larger felonies. If you’ve ever encountered the term “excessive bail,” you know that some Texas judges can set incredibly high cash bail amounts. In fact, in 2017, a judge in Killeen, TX, broke the record for …

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The Texas Criminal Code is long, complicated, and ridden with legal jargon. Chapter 17 of the Code of Criminal Procedure comprehensively outlines a defendant’s rights to bail in the state of Texas. We know it can be difficult to parse out, that’s why we’ve done it for you! Below, we will break down the information …

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The prison system in the United States can be confusing. Legal jargon and the intricacies of the justice system can overwhelm people who don’t have experience with it. That’s why A-EZ out is going to help guide you through some key parts of the process. The first thing you should know is that when we …

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The COVID-19 pandemic put a strain on bail bond companies and defendants alike. The courts started postponing hearings due to public safety concerns, and bail bond companies became even more essential. A lot of U.S. citizens were and continue to be under immense financial strain due to mass layoffs. They often struggle to pay the …

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Growing up, we were always taught to be on the right side and avoid trouble. Sometimes, as much as we try to be on the right side, we may still find ourselves in tight spots. For most people, being arrested is quite scary, and they do everything to avoid it, at all costs. When you …

Bail Eligibility: Reasons You Might Be Denied Bail Read More »

When you are arrested, being locked up in jail until the court date is the last thing you want. Jail time can also be a tedious waiting process. Defendants (the accused) have the chance to be released from jail until they can appear in court. Your attorney can request a hearing to negotiate the terms …

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