Will bond conditions always be in writing?
1 attorney answer
If a judge gives verbal instructions that should be done on the record in open court... otherwise just imagine the mess in proving that an alleged violation wasn't actually just a misunderstanding. Most people arrested in Austin are informed of their bond conditions by a magistrate in the basement/bottom level of old jail which definitely isn't "open court" and I'm not sure if it is ever on the record. I don't remember seeing a court reporter down there but it has been years since I've done my own jail releases.
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