What if I Get Arrested in Collin County on New Year’s Eve?

If you happen to find yourself arrested in Collin County on New Year’s Eve for a DWI call our on-call attorneys at Rosenthal & Wadas.

Texas law states that those who are put in jail for a crime must see a judge or a magistrate before a bond can be set. On a holiday weekend it could take a full day or more before a judge arrives to set a bond. In this situation, a criminal defense attorney can be hired to file a writ bond.

A writ bond can only be used in a specific set of circumstances.

  • Charges that are classified as a Class A misdemeanor
  • Charges 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.

Hiring an attorney from Rosenthal & Wadas allows you to get the help you need now to get out of jail and make a contact to have help later down the road as you fight your charges and seek a positive end result.

If you need help with any criminal charge over the holidays, contact us at 972-369-0577. Calls are answered 24 hours a day and credit cards are accepted.

Posted in Criminal Defense, DWI

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