Everyone knows that when you are arrested, you are going to wind up in county jail for at least a little while for processing. What no one tells you is that people have been in jail for days while they await to see a judge, be presented with charges, and have their bail set. As unfair as that might seem, it is a very real situation for people all across the country. Thankfully, there is one way to expedite the system and set a bond in a matter of hours.
Writ bonds – also known as writs of habeas corpus – can be created by a professional attorney to force the courthouse to set a cash bond amount then and there. Just like any other bond, it can be paid immediately and you will be free to return home. Also as with other forms of bonds, you will be reimbursed a writ bond’s amount if you meet all court dates and comply with all legal requirements as your case or trial develops. The idea is that this shortcut can be used to prevent law enforcement agencies from wrongfully detaining people, who might be innocent, mind you, for extended periods of time.
The Process for Getting a Writ Bond
It all starts with contacting a Plano criminal defense attorney you can trust. At the Law Office of Mac Morris, I always try to make myself available – or at least keep my schedule flexible – so I can get to local jailhouses in a hurry when people need a writ bond. It is my objective to get people out of jail and back to their families within a matter of hours after they contact me, rather than waiting full days behind bars.
Upon arrival, I will meet with your loved one who has been arrested to discuss what happened and determine if a writ bond is a possibility. For the most part, writ bonds can only be used if your friend or relative has been charged or arrested for:
If a writ bond may be used, I will then go straight to the county clerk and file a professional writ bond. The amount set should be a reflection of the severity of your charges and follow a generalized formula. Once you pay the amount generated by the writ bond, your loved one should be free to go home and await further instruction from the court. And from there, we can start to work on a proper defense.
Contact a Plano Criminal Defense Attorney
Once again, the first step is actually contacting a Plano criminal defense lawyer. If you know someone who is stuck in jail and you want to get them home, call (972) 885-6325 to work with me today. There is no need to hesitate. If you know the details of their arrest or charges, you can also begin by filling out a free initial case evaluation online form.