The individual is currently incarcerated on a probation violation/ motion to revoke probation at the Collin county detention center. This is for a felony charge. There were no warnings/sanctions from probation prior to the arrest. The original arrest bond was 20,000. However, there is currently no bond. Can I get an attorney to fight to have bond available for this individual or will they have to remain incarcerated until process/proceedings are completed?
You should be able to hire a lawyer. The problem as I see it is there is a probation violation so the state has moved to file a motion to revoke probation. The state must have the hearing within 20 days (if I remember correctly). Hiring a lawyer gives you more bang for your buck because if and when bail is set Texas allows attorney bonds, meaning you hire a lawyer whose qualified to get clients out on the $20,000 bond and you avoid paying a bail bondsman and a lawyer. You just pay the lawyer.
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The individual needs to hire an attorney and should search AVVO for a criminal defense attorney in their local area.
No bond status and Probation revocation pending. You will most likely be considered a flight risk. Better lawyer up.
Mr. Warren is correct. It would take a lawyer to ask the judge to set a reasonable amount of bail, for an amount able to be made. It would be doubly beneficial if that lawyer also posted bail bonds. The judge will set a bond on an MTR of regular probation, though it's discretionary'; the trick is to have the bond set at a reasonable amount. Best of Luck!
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If this person was on deferred adjudication probation, by law he is entitled to bond on a motion to adjudicate (technically, a person on deferred has not been found guilty). If, however, a finding of guilt has been entered and probation granted, then a Judge does not have to grant bond on a motion to revoke probation (although she or he can; the issue is within Judicial Discretion of the Court). I suggest talking with a local attorney to see what the grounds of the revocation are, and discovering the chances of probation reinstatement. Don't bond someone out of jail if they are going to end up in prison 3 months later. Good luck.
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