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How do I know if I qaulify for a waiver of arraigment in Dallas

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How do I know if I qaulify for a waiver of arraigment in Dallas Texas
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  LawTalk replied 5 years ago.
Good morning,

I'm sorry to hear of the situation.

Under Texas law, an attorney for a defendant may present a Waiver of Arraignment to the court clerk and the defendant may thereafter avoid the arraignment proceeding.

Art. 26.011. WAIVER OF ARRAIGNMENT. An attorney representing a defendant may present a waiver of arraignment, and the clerk of the court may not require the presence of the defendant as a condition of accepting the waiver.

I hope you found my answer informative, even if the law is not necessarily in your favor. I wish you the best in 2012.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Would there be any reason a Judge would not sign the waiver arraigment if the Bont is set already? Please don't answer if there is an additional charge.
Expert:  LawTalk replied 5 years ago.
Good morning,

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There really is little reason why a Waiver of Arraignment--especially if bond is already set--- would not be accepted.

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