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When Can a Person Be Held in Jail Without Bail in Texas?

 Posted on October 29, 2020 in Bail Bonds

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In most cases, when a person is arrested, he or she will be required to pay a certain amount of bail before he or she can be released. This amount will be set by a judge based on the specific crimes a person is charged with along with other factors, such as the risk that the person will not show up as required for future court hearings. Usually, the fastest way to get released from jail is to obtain a bail bond. However, there may be some rare situations where a person will be denied bail and required to remain in jail until his or her trial.

What Is Preventive Detention?

If a person is held in prison without being allowed to post bail and get released, this is known as preventive detention. This type of detention is usually only used in situations where a person has a criminal history and is accused of offenses that would make him or her a risk to public safety if he or she was released before trial. Texas law allows preventive detention in the following types of cases:

  • A defendant is charged with a felony after being convicted of two previous felony offenses.

  • A defendant is charged with a felony involving the use of a deadly weapon after being convicted of one previous felony offense.

  • A defendant is charged with a felony after being released on bail for a previous felony charge.

  • A defendant is charged with a violent crime or sex crime during a sentence of supervision for a previous felony offense.

  • A defendant is charged with violating an order of protection in a family violence case.

  • A defendant who had been released on bail in a case involving family violence, sexual assault, sexual abuse, stalking, or human trafficking violates the conditions of bond.

  • A defendant charged with a felony sexual offense against a child under the age of 14 who had been released on bail violates the conditions of bond.

Contact Our Dallas County Bail Bondsman

In the vast majority of cases, a person will be able to post bail and get out of jail after being arrested, and a judge may even allow an inmate to be released on bail if he or she is accused of one of the offenses listed above. At Doc’s Bail Bonds, we can help you or your loved one get out of jail quickly. With our experience working with personnel at jails and courthouses throughout North Texas, we can make sure the right procedures are followed to secure a speedy release. We provide affordable payment options, and we will work with you to make sure you can post the amount of bail set by a judge as easily as possible. For fast and reliable Collin County bail bond services, call us today at 214-747-4110.




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