She was out on bond on a criminal mischeif charge and caught a theft and a possesion of less than a gram. Her criminal record consists of an assault and a forgery charge which she served prison time for in 2004 now these charges. She has been in jail for 60 days on no bond and asked for a bond because she nor the DA can come to a sentencing agreement so she wanted a bond so she had a fair shake at beating her case. They gave it to her alright, 450,000. Isnt that a violation of her rights? Her court appt attorney wont even file for a bond reduction hearing. What should she or i do to help her?
I assume that the criminal mischief was a felony? If so, she is not even entitled to a bond if the state timely filed a motion (which they may not have) because she got charged with committing a felony while on felony bond.
Harris County is a tough county to be charged in, especially when picking up cases while on bond. That bond sounds really high but then I do not know all of the allegations.
What you can do to help her is if she is dissatisfied with her lawyer then hire a lawyer for her. Even assuming she got her bond reduced significantly - say $75,000 - then that means paying a bondsman $15,000 - and a judge with an accused making that kind of bond is not going to allow her to keep her appointed lawyer (whether right or wrong - and it is probably wrong because the money would not be hers - but that is Harris County.)
Scrape together the money to hire a different lawyer if you don't like what the PD is doing.
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