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What Conditions Can a Judge Put in Place When Setting Bail?

 Posted on December 12, 2022 in Bail Bonds

McKinney Bail Bond Professionals

If you have been arrested in Texas, you will usually be required to post bail before you can be released from custody. The amount of bail will depend on the type and seriousness of the charge, as well as other factors, such as your prior criminal history. However, simply posting bail is not always enough. There may also be other conditions that a judge will require you to meet after being released and during your criminal case. In addition to receiving a bail bond that will allow you to get out of jail quickly, you will need to understand the requirements that may apply to you.

The Amount of Bail Set By a Judge 

The amount of bail that is set by a judge is based on several factors, such as the severity of the crime you are being charged with, your previous criminal history, and an assessment of whether you may be a flight risk. Generally speaking, more serious crimes carry higher amounts of bail than less serious ones. However, even minor offenses can still have significant bail amounts depending on the specific factors of your case. 

Non-Financial Conditions of Bail 

In addition to the financial conditions of bail, a judge can also set other conditions that you will need to meet. These non-financial conditions may include: 

  • Drug testing - This may include the requirement to take tests on a weekly basis to ensure that you are refraining from the use of controlled substances.

  • Home confinement or GPS monitoring - A judge may place restrictions on where you can go at what times, including requiring you to remain in your home when you are not working or completing necessary errands, imposing a curfew, or requiring you to wear an electronic device that will track your movements.

  • Ignition interlock device - If you have been charged with DWI after you were previously convicted of intoxicated driving, or if you have been accused of an offense such as DWI with a child passenger or vehicular manslaughter, you may be required to have a breathalyzer device installed in your vehicle.

  • No contact orders - If you have been accused of family violence, stalking, or a sexual offense, you may be prohibited from communicating with the alleged victim or going near their home, workplace, school, or daycare facility.

  • HIV/AIDS instruction - If you have been charged with prostitution or solicitation, you may be required to take educational classes or receive counseling related to sexually transmitted diseases.

Contact Our McKinney Bail Bond Professionals

While posting bail can allow you to regain your freedom as you wait for your trial, you will need to make sure to understand any conditions that you will be required to follow to remain free on bond. At Doc's Bail Bonds, we can help you understand the requirements that you will need to meet, and we can make sure all issues related to posting bail will be handled correctly. We strive to ensure that people who have been arrested can get out of jail as quickly as possible. We also work to make sure posting bail will be affordable, and we offer multiple payment options to meet your needs. If you need to post bail for yourself or someone else, we can make sure you follow the right procedures, and we will keep you informed of what you need to do to meet any conditions set by a judge. Contact our Plano bail agents today at 214-747-4110 to get help with bail bonds.




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