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There are multiple reasons why you might think that there’s a warrant issued for your arrest. If that’s the case, you’ll want to check and know for sure, so that police officers don’t surprise you at your home or work. The most important thing is to remain calm, even if there is an arrest warrant …

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The last thing anyone wants to do in life is sit in jail because they made a minor mistake. Driving irresponsibly is one of the major things that can put people in Dallas jails. Sometimes, we think we aren’t going over the speed limit or we’re sober enough to drive when that’s not true. Laws …

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Nobody wants to spend their pretrial period in a cell. Not only is your freedom taken away, but you will also have a much harder time trying to organize a good legal defense from behind bars. Of course, the bail system can help you out with that issue. But, if you are already aware that …

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It’s no secret that last year was devastating for all of us. However, some were hit much harder by the COVID-19 pandemic than others. According to the Texas Restaurant Association, around 700,000 people in the industry lost their jobs in the first months of the pandemic, and thousands of restaurants were closed. House Bill 1024 …

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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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Generally, before police officers can arrest you they must first obtain an arrest warrant. The arrest warrant is issued by a judge and allows police to detain you and seize any personal property suspected of being used to commit a crime. Police must be able to convince the judge that they have probable cause before …

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An arrest is a stressful situation for anyone. However, this experience can become even more stressful if you have a little one at home depending on you. Whether you’re a child’s parent or legal guardian when you get picked up, your first thought will likely be about the wellbeing of your family. You’ll need to …

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Many people experience a lot of anxiety surrounding even casual encounters with the police. This can be an incredibly stressful situation that can go south fast. When you see the flashing red, white, and blue lights and hear the siren wailing chances are you’ll take a deep breath and hold it until you see the …

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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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