First of all, charges are not filed by private citizens. Prosecutors review cases and decide whether to prosecute in the trial court. For an aggravated assault to go forward, the grand jury would have to indict the defendant or the defendant give up the right to have the grand jury look at the case.
More helpful to you may be the thing about 90 days in jail without being indicted. There is a law in Texas that in felony cases the State must be ready for trial of a jailed defendant within 90 days of jailing or the defendant gains a right to a bond that the defendant is able to make. Even if that means a PR bond. And that law applies to all felonies...even capital murder, murder, and aggravated assault.
Some judges get confused about this law and don't apply it too well, and it is a pretty complicated law. If there are other charges holding a defendant that the time limits have not run out on, then the defendant still can't get bond this way.
So, what to do? My suggestion is that the defendant needs to get a reputable criminal defense lawyer to take care of this for her.
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Yes the arrest was lawful. Her daughter did not file the charges. The State filed the charges. It is not uncommon for the police to ask an English speaking family member to write out the vicitm's version of events if she is unable to. A no-bill may be a possibility. You should be talking to your husband's attorney about this possibility and what to expect from here.
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If the case remain unindicted for longer than six months your attorney can alo ask the judge to dismiss the case.
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