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I have a question about bonding on a failure to appear charge, stemming from a public intoxication charge. My friend was arrested on the PI charge and then when the court date came around, he was incarcerated in another county. So they got him on an FTA. I just need to know what to expect as far as how much to bond him out on these charges.

Lawyer's Assistant: Since laws vary from place to place, what state is this in? And when did this happen?

We are in East TN and he was arrested over July Fourth weekend on the PI. He has been released today from the county where he has been incarcerated since then.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

Not for this...I've been in contact with his lawyer in the other county.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Not that I can think of...I really just need to know what to expect as far as monetarily.

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Criminal Law
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By continuing, you acknowledge that I am not providing legal advice and can only comment on the law in general.

A typical bond for FTA is between 2500 and 5000, but it varies everywhere. Also, because he was locked up when he missed his court date, that FTA charge should be dismissed. I'd speak to a local criminal lawyer about getting the FTA charge dismissed before wasting your money on bail.

I hope this helps! If you want to speak to me personally, you can request a phone coversation to follow up.

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