For most of us, Thanksgiving means spending time with family, eating too much turkey and pie, and watching some football on t.v. But when family and friends come together, there may inevitably be some frustrations and confrontations that may lead to legal consequences. For some, a choice may be made to drink a bit too much at the in-laws’ house, then try to drive home; for others, they may have already gone to a nearby watering hole to escape the family drama. Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times of the year for Driving While Intoxicated arrests.
In Collin County, Thanksgiving and the following weekend will likely be a “no refusal” holiday, meaning that judges will be standing by to sign warrants for blood draws. And of course, there’s Black Friday, when masses of people cram into stores for door buster deals, and some people will try to get an even better deal – the elusive “five-finger discount.” Black Friday and the subsequent holiday shopping season is notorious for an increase in theft arrests because officers are on high alert for suspicious behavior.
If a loved one is arrested during this holiday season, an attorney may be able to help have him released on a “writ bond.” A writ bond allows an attorney to execute bond paperwork and deliver the cash bond to the jail so the arrested person can be released immediately, without having to wait for arraignment by a judge, which can sometimes be the next day or more, especially on holidays. Not all offenses are eligible for writ bonds, but DWI and Theft are two of the most common. If you or a loved one is arrested this holiday season and wants to be released as quickly as possible, call our office to discuss a writ bond. We are available by phone 24 hours a day at 972-835-1011.