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    The smallest mistake could dramatically and adversely affect the direction of your case.

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Get Your Loved One Out of Jail ASAP

Attorney Writ Bonds in Collin County

Being thrown in jail is a frightening experience, and there are usually many legal steps that must be taken before a person can be released. When this happens to your loved one, even a couple of days can seem like an eternity as you are anxious for them to be released. Texas law states that those who are put in jail for a crime must see a judge or a magistrate before a bond will be set. Unfortunately, it can be anywhere from an hour to several days before a judge or magistrate arrives because of staffing issues.

In cases like this, it is important to understand the alternatives, including hiring a lawyer to file an attorney writ bond. An attorney writ bond is shorthand for what is known as "writ of habeus corpus," and can be obtained by one of two ways. Either a bondsman can hire out attorneys to help you, or you can attain legal assistance directly from a criminal defense lawyer. Having a knowledgeable criminal attorney to help you in this initial process can be extremely beneficial as this is the just the beginning of the legal process. You will want to have help later down the road as you fight your charges and seek a positive end result.

Understanding the Process

From the moment you contact my firm, The Law Office of Troy P. Burleson, I will work tirelessly to review your case and determine if you qualify for a writ bond. After meeting with you, I will immediately go to the County Jail to file the Writ of Habeas Corpus and the other necessary paperwork. This forces the jail to set a bond, which will then allow me to write the bond in order to trigger an instant cash bond. You should be able to be released within two hours of the writ bond being processed so that you can get home to your loved ones.

What charges qualify for writ bonds?

It is important to realize that a writ bond can only be used in a narrow set of circumstances. Many DWI charges can qualify, yet not every individual accused of driving under the influence can be released on a writ bond.

They apply only to the following:

  • Those that are classified as a Class A misdemeanor
  • Those that are classified as a Class B misdemeanor (including most DWI charges, with some stipulations)

There are certain cases that do not qualify for an attorney writ bond, including traffic tickets, Class C misdemeanors, family violence charges and felonies. While charges for driving under the influence can typically fall under the acceptable category, if there were additional traffic charges or if it was a felony DWI, an attorney writ bond may not be possible.

As a qualified Collin County DWI lawyer, I can help you determine if you qualify from the outset of your case. This process is vastly different from obtaining a bail bond, where a bondsman posts the bond with the county on the behalf of the inmate. Allow my legal team to work on your behalf and discover the best solution for you or your loved one, getting them back home as soon as possible.

DWI Lawyer Dedicated to Bringing You Results

Named as the Collin County Criminal Court Trial Lawyer of the Year from 2009-2011, I have seek to provide successful and exemplary results for each of my clients. Having handled over 200 DWI trials since 2007 and obtaining over 170 "not guilty" verdicts, you can rest assured that I will do all that I can to work with you towards a positive outcome, no matter how serious your accusations may be. There is no case too complicated for me and my legal team to handle.

By filling out the free case evaluation that is offered, I can begin to look over the details of your case and determine if an attorney writ bond is the best solution for you or your family member. Do not hesitate in contacting my office as timing is everything! I am prepared to assist you immediately, in the event that our services line up with what you need. For competent answers and personable legal help, call my office today at (469) 619-3800.

  • Recognition

    For Skill & Commitment

    I have been given the honor of inclusion on the list of Texas' Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star

    About Troy P. Burleson [+]
  • Guidance

    From a Knowledgeable Attorney

    The smallest mistake could dramatically and adversely affect the direction of your case.

    Top 10 DWI Mistakes [+]
  • Real Results

    That Changed Lives

    I have consistently won over 70% of the cases I represent. Read about my victories!

    Case Results [+]
  • Contact Us

    Request a Consultation

    You only have 15 days to save your license! Contact us today for a free case evaluation.

    Start Your Defense [+]