Criminal Defense Areas
THEFT ROBBERY & AGGRAVATED ROBBERY DWI/DUI ASSAULT & AGGRAVATED ASSAULT POSSESSION AND DELIVERY OF DRUGS & CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE BURGLARY CHILD ENDANGERMENT CRIMINAL TRESPASSING CONSPIRACY FAMILY VIOLENCE
If a warrant has been issued as a result of a complaint or indictment, the accused is subject to arrest at any place and at any time. That means law enforcement may knock at your door, your work place, or even at your church! This can cause untold embarrassment. If this happens, we once again advise that you contact an attorney immediately.
Both the Federal and Texas Rules of Criminal Procedure require that the person making the arrest must, without unnecessary delay, present the accused before a magistrate. The magistrate must inform the accused of his constitutional rights, determine whether probable cause exists for the arrest, and set bail. This first appearance usually occurs within twenty-four hours of the arrest.
For many crimes, bail has been previously determined by the courts and is in a list of standard bail amounts. In certain circumstances, bond is denied to the accused. The judge assigned to the case may set bail or change the bail amount depending on the circumstances. In federal court, the magistrate will usually require that an accused satisfy the conditions of a pretrial release.