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What does "held without bond" mean?

Mansfield, TX |

I have someone in jail and the court says "no bond". What does that mean?

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  1. It means either the bond hasn't yet been set, or the judge ordered a "No Bond" which is usually for serious criminal charges.

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  2. It means that, at the present time, you cannot bail the person out, though that status can change.

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  3. They could be on probation as well. You will need an attorney to try to get a bond set.


  4. No bond has been set. Contact a local attorney and discuss your options with him.


  5. It means that the Judge has issued an order that he can not post a bond.


  6. Typically, this indicated either a very serious crime where the defendant is a flight risk or danger to the community or a situation where the judge wants to see them first -- like a probation violation.

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