What Is a Bail Bond?
Understanding Texas Bail Hearings
Never attend a bail hearing without legal representation to fight for the
opportunity to be free on your own recognizance. Sometimes, the judge
will not allow this and will insist that the accused individual post bail
if they wish to be free prior to the trial. With our attorneys assisting
with both the bail hearing and the bail bond, you can avoid paying double.
There will be no need to seek out a bail bondsman.
Our defense lawyers can assist with both aspects of the case.
It is a critical aspect of any criminal defense that you have the support
of an aggressive defense attorney to challenge the evidence presented
by the prosecutor, and seek a dismissal of the charge, a reduced charge
or alternative sentencing.
Posting Bail After a DWI Arrest
When facing a
DWI, it is often necessary to post bail, particularly in the more serious
offenses. The cost of posting bail is expensive, and when it is a
felony DWI charge, the cost of bail could prevent the individual from remaining free
while working on the defense of the charge. If bail is set for an individual
in custody, however, they will likely need to retain the services of a
bail bondsman. In many cases, an attorney will also act as a bondsman
by retaining this as part of their legal fee.
Our firm can help with the following:
Although the Constitution of the United States explains that bail must
be set at a reasonable amount for a defendant, other factors are taken
into account when deciding bail. A defendant may be denied bail and remanded
to jail if they pose a "flight risk" or if they have a prior
history of related offenses. Other times, however, bail will be requested
in the amount that an arrested individual may realistically be able to
gain access to. This is paid as collateral, in the sense that the defendant
would lose the amount that they have paid if they fail to appear in court
after being released from custody. If a bail bondsman has posted bail
for a person who later fails to appear, they may use law enforcement—or
bounty hunters—to take the individual back into custody.
Bail Bonds & Drug Defense in Plano
When arrested and charged with a drug offense in the state of Texas, there
is frequently the requirement to post bail. Most accused individuals will
seek out a bail bondsman as the bail amount is often too high to pay without
help. At The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC, our Plano defense lawyers can
provide you with aggressive legal representation as well as providing
the service of a bail bondsman. In many cases, the bond fee can be applied
to the legal cost of defending the drug offense in court.
When a defendant skips out on their bail, it will likely pose a serious
threat to the outcome of their case. If you have been arrested and are
being allotted a bail amount, you should contact legal representation
immediately. A qualified attorney can make sure that all of the proper
procedures are taken to ensure the best possible outcome of your case
as well as to make sure that you do not have to spend time in jail before
the date of your trial. Before you are given a date for a bail hearing,
you should go over the facts of your arrest with legal counsel to make
sure that they are well-equipped to retain you a reasonable bail.
Contact Our Qualified Plano Criminal Defense Attorneys
The legal team at our firm has extensive experience in defending all types
of criminal offenses and provides bail bond services to clients and their
families who need help in both
criminal defense and posting bail. This allows the client to quickly and effectively get
the help they need both in the defense of the criminal case in court and
posting bail so that they can avoid spending time in jail while awaiting
trial. Our firm provides aggressive legal representation and bail bond
services to clients throughout the Plano area as well as Collin, Denton,
Dallas, and Tarrant Counties.