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Legal Terminology Demystified: A West Dallas Lawyer Explains Determining Bond in a Criminal Case
On more unusual crimes (not just in West Dallas; this applies across Texas) and especially felonies, the judge must be consulted. Usually this is done by having your attorney take you before a judge to enter a plea. This is your arraignment If you want to bond out, you must plead not guilty. The judge will then set the amount of your bond. When you make bond (again, your lawyer can assist), you get out of jail. Side-note: in a speeding ticket case, you are able to represent yourself.