BOND MOTIONS ATTORNEY IN TEXAS
HOW BOND MOTIONS WORK IN TEXAS
If a family member or a loved one has been arrested for a crime, the normal procedure under Texas state law is to schedule a hearing where the magistrate will set an amount for bail. If you can pay that amount, your family member will be released from custody. Provided that nothing goes wrong with appearing at the next court date, you will receive your money back.
You are essentially making a deposit to assure the judge that your family member will not flee in order to escape prosecution. When someone you love is being held in jail, you are probably willing to pay as much as necessary to secure a release.
NOT ELIGIBLE FOR BAIL
For certain crimes, the law in our state makes a presumption against bond. This means that suspects who have been arrested for violent crimes such as assault, serious drug offenses, and crimes that carry heavy penalties will usually not be eligible for bail. This is often largely at the discretion of the judge, who will look at two major factors in the case:
If it appears that the defendant is likely to run away in order to escape the jurisdiction and the likelihood of a conviction, the judge is less likely to set bail. This is also the case if it is probable that a release will lead to a repeat criminal offense.
An experienced criminal defense attorney can argue to get your loved one released, focusing on such issues as a lack of a prior criminal record, strong community ties, and employment obligations. If successful, the judge will decide to set bail and you can get your family member out of jail.
GET HELP FROM A TEXAS CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
You can get real help for your family at The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis. With a loved one in jail, you may feel a combination of shock and frustration, and we will help you find clear answers and solutions.
The first objective in the case is minimizing the time spent in jail, and then we will consult with the defendant about the case and get started on a strategy for defeating the charges. Contact us today to discuss your rights and available options! Whether you are in Dallas, Fort Worth, or a nearby area, our Texas criminal defense attorneys can help.
WE ARE READY TO DEFEND YOU ANYWHERE IN DALLAS OR THE SURROUNDING AREA
The criminal defense attorney you choose to represent you is a critical, potentially life-changing decision. Whether you are facing a misdemeanor or a felony, you could be facing consequences ranging from the loss of driving privileges, steep fines and a permanent criminal record to probation, and lengthy jail or prison sentences. T. Christopher Lewis and the experienced team at The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis can personally guide you through each step of the process, treating you with compassion and respect.
T. Christopher Lewis has an undying passion for the law and for seeking justice for his clients. He and his team will resolve your case from beginning to end, aggressively combating the charges against you, whether that means negotiating to have your charges reduced or dismissed or getting you out of jail on bond.
The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis will press the prosecution to the limit for you and when necessary and is fully prepared to appeal improper decisions as part of our fight to protect your rights and freedoms. You deserve the best legal representation possible. Contact us now and we will fight for you.
FREE CASE EVALUATION
Don’t hesitate to discuss your legal situation with our law firm. We can walk you through the criminal justice system and put our insider knowledge to work for you.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
The day I met Chris, he gave me hope and comfort by letting me know he would do his absolute best to get me out of my situation. We were blessed to come across him and his staff who worked like no one else would have and made us feel like family. The Diaz family recommends The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis to anyone who is in need.
A friend of mine recommended Mr. Lewis. I met with him immediately and he carefully explained what would take place and what to expect in great detail. He reassured me that he could help, and although I had my doubts, he took action quickly and aggressively. Eventually, my charges dropped. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone I know.
The Law Office of T. Christopher Lewis
222 Continental Avenue
Dallas, Texas 75207