Wichita Falls, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: My son was released from jail yesterday, after serving time for a possession charge of methamphetamine of less than 1 gr

While in jail he was weaned off the methamphetamine, evaluated by a doctor and put on psych medications for PTSD, schizophrenia, and high blood pressure. He found out today that a warrant for his arrest is out, for a bond forfeiture that happened because he missed payments. Can the bond be reinstated? And can they try to put the old charges which he's already served time for back against him? We're not understanding why he wasn't told about the bond before they released him. And He's upset only to the fact that the bondsman said the charges would come back. Isn't that double jeopardy if they do that? Paying what he may owe the bondsman is not an issue as he starts a job Monday.

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Penny Wymyczak-White
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Penny Wymyczak-White
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A: Call a lawyer because something doesn't add up. It is not double jeopardy. If he was just released from jail maybe bonds company surrender the bond

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