Asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: My son is in jail on a $50,000.00 bond. How do I go about getting him a bond reduction.

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Anna Summersett
Anna Summersett
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Generally, a magistrate sets the initial bond. This may or may not be writhing the bond schedule proposed by local District Judges. Once the case is filed, your attorney can present a Motion to Reduce the bond down to the bond schedule or in line with what the defendant can afford. The bond should be high enough to produce a financial incentive for the defendant to appear in court but not so unreasonable that the defendant could not afford it under any circumstances. The Judge will consider the defendants ties to the community, severity of pending charge, criminal history, and any other risk that could lead to flight. Contact a local, experienced defense attorney for assistance.

Benson Varghese
Benson Varghese
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: His defense attorney will approach the judge about a bond reduction if appropriate.

Here is more about bonds: https://www.versustexas.com/criminal/bail-bonds/

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