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Not all misdemeanors require cash bail in order to get released. It is possible to defend yourself without posting bail. For example, in certain counties in Texas, posting bail isn’t mandatory for the lowest misdemeanor levels. But, in reality, most people will have a required bail set for them by the judge. Thankfully, if you …

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Did you find out that there’s an outstanding bench warrant in your name? What should you do? Make a run for it? Arrests are never easy, but stay put. We’ll tell you how to handle such warrants and explain your options, so that you are prepared for whatever comes your way. What Is an Outstanding …

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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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Breaking the law is easy. In fact, it’s probably much easier than we all think. There are some serious laws that we never hope to violate, but that’s not all. Apparently, every state has its fair share of weird laws that people break without even knowing. The same applies to the State of Texas. Some …

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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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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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