Dallas, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: If someone is out on bond and never missed a court hearing, but didn't check in with bond officer for two months

This person still showed up at court knowing a warrant was out for bond conditions violation by not reporting the two months before this court date. I've been researching and everything I find about bond is the fact that bond is made available to insure the person shows up to court and doesn't have to stay in jail till the court date. So my question is if the person out of bond never missed a court date but missed reporting to bond how is that a violation of bond condition

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Chad Zubi
Chad Zubi
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Kingwood, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: A court can order bond conditions that you must fulfill in order to remain out on bond. That is even though the underlying idea behind bail is to help ensure that a person awaiting trial will appear in court. If the judge made reporting to a bond officer a condition of your bond then you must comply with that.

That being said, you should hire an attorney to represent you in your case and to try to make sure that you remain out of custody pending your trial.

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