Asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Louisiana

Q: I was told I did not have to follow bond condition, how true is this? See details below, please.

DWI. It was written on my bond paperwork that an IID needed to be installed on my vehicle, however an attorney told me I could basically ignore it; I believe his exact words were: "You don't need to worry about that; a judge didn't write that, looks like someone in the prison/jail did." Is this true? I never saw or spoke to a judge while in jail.

I will admit the hand writing did look poor and for lack of a better word, uneducated, but does the judge really have time to write on every arrestee's bond paperwork? I did follow this attorney's advice and have not installed an IID and I did not press him as I was getting free legal advise, but now I am getting nervous as I tend to over think things. I'm wondering if it has to due with the fact that I was charged with 2nd offense DWI when in reality it is first offense as my first charge was dismissed some years ago. PLEASE advise.

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1 Lawyer Answer
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Covington, LA
  • Licensed in Louisiana

A: It may have been a condition of your bond. Hence the bondsman can recall your bond and you go back to jail unless you can post the entire bond by cash.

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