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What Are the Most Common Reasons for Being Arrested in Dallas County?

 Posted on April 08, 2021 in Bail Bonds

Garland, TX bail bond agentThere are many different ways that a person can come in contact with police officers, and if an officer believes that the person has violated the law, they may perform an arrest and take the person into custody. Fortunately, those who have been arrested are usually able to get released quickly by posting bail. The amount of bail that a person will be required to pay will depend on the severity of their offense, their past history of arrests or convictions, and whether they may attempt to flee the area to avoid criminal prosecution. 

In the city of Dallas and the surrounding areas, including Fort Worth, Collin County, and Denton County, the most common offenses that result in arrests include:

  • Assault - These charges may involve accusations of family violence or committed injuries or threats against someone else. Assault may be charged as a misdemeanor, although felony charges may apply if the person allegedly injured someone.

  • Burglary - This offense may be charged if a person allegedly entered a property or building with the intent of committing theft, assault, or a felony offense. Burglary is charged as a felony.

  • Robbery - If a person allegedly injured someone or threatened to do so while committing theft, they may face felony robbery charges.

  • Fraud - These offenses may include identity theft, credit card fraud, or obtaining someone else’s money or property through false pretenses. Fraud may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony depending on the nature of the offense and the value of money or property involved.

  • Larceny/theft - Taking someone else’s money or property without their consent may result in misdemeanor charges if the allegedly stolen property was worth less than $2,500. For amounts of $2,500 or more, a person may be charged with a felony.

  • DWI - Driving while intoxicated by drugs or alcohol may be charged as a misdemeanor for a first or second offense, but a third offense or a DWI involving a child passenger, injuries to someone else, or other aggravating factors will be charged as a felony.

  • Drug charges - Possession of narcotics, marijuana, or other illegal drugs can result in either misdemeanor or felony charges depending on the types and amounts of drugs in question. Manufacturing, selling, or trafficking drugs will result in felony charges.

  • Public intoxication - Being intoxicated by alcohol or drugs in a public and endangering someone else can result in misdemeanor charges.

  • Weapons violations - Unlawful carrying of a firearm or is a misdemeanor offense in most cases. Carrying a prohibited weapon in a location such as a school, church, or amusement park may result in felony charges.

If a person is arrested on misdemeanor charges, bail may be set at a few hundred dollars. For felony charges, bail will usually be higher, and a person may need to pay several thousand dollars before they can be released.

Contact an Irving, TX Bail Bondsman

At Doc’s Bail Bonds, we can help you post bail quickly and get out of jail as soon as possible. In most cases, you will only be required to pay 10% of the total amount of your bail, and we can provide you with affordable payment options while also ensuring that you meet all legal requirements during your case. Contact our McKinney bail agents today by calling 214-747-4110.




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