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Q: Can a bondsmen keep the sum paid after surrendering and the defendant is arrested on charges being added to the case?
Woodrow Jennings Halstead III
Woodrow Jennings Halstead III
answered on Jan 14, 2020

Normally, yes, the amount paid to a bondsman is a fee for the service of underwriting the full amount of a bond and they get to keep it.

In most cases, the bondsman earns that fee at the time he/she posts the bond for the defendant. If the bondsman later asks the court to get off the...
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2 Answers | Asked in Criminal Law for Texas on
Q: What is the distance of a firearm from narcotics to be a felony
Woodrow Jennings Halstead III
Woodrow Jennings Halstead III
answered on Jan 14, 2020

In Texas, unlawfully carrying a weapon (such as a firearm) is a Class A misdemeanor. The offense rises to the level of a third degree felony if the gun is carried on a premises authorized to sell alcohol. The presence of drugs does not change the level of the gun charge in state court.... Read more »

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