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Which section address bonds? Texas, several years ago I was…

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Which section address bonds? ...

Which section address bonds?

Lawyer's Assistant: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location.

Texas, several years ago I was a municipal judge and I thought a bond was not punishment but for appearance. Has this changed?

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

No I was just wondering with all the talk about people with conviction needing higher bonds. This info is just to see if I still remember correctly.

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

I don't think so

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Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Attorney replied 7 months ago
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Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Attorney replied 7 months ago

You're correct. Bond is to ensure court appearance. But in determining the amount of the bond, judges have always taken into consideration the severity of the charge and the strength of the prosecutor's case, along with the defendant's ties to the community and criminal history.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you. I guess I still remember correctly. I was an independent judge not a law officer judge.
Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Attorney replied 7 months ago

Yup. It hasn't changed at all.

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Very quick and very knowledgeable I give this expert a 10. Hope that’s the highest grade.
Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Attorney replied 7 months ago

Thank you!

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