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Harris County Sheriff Recommends Releasing Prisoners Amid Coronavirus Concerns

Posted on August 25, 2020 in
On March 19th, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez highly recommended the compassionate release of hundreds of prisoners from jail who are most vulnerable to the coronavirus outbreak. Since then, Harris County felony judges have called for the release of approximately 60 people jailed for felony offenses – a drop in the bucket compared to the total...
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Types of Bail Bonds in Texas

In most cases of arrest, residing inside of a local jail is not an ideal prospect. Typically, the court sets bail, which allows the defendant to continue living in their own home before their trial. Posting bail can be both a blessing and a curse, as not everyone can afford to pay it outright....
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What Happens at an Arraignment in Texas?

Posted on April 18, 2019 in
The criminal justice process consists of several phases. The first process generally includes arrest, booking, and arraignment. Once the police arrest a suspect for a crime, they will book the suspect at the police department, documenting a mug shot, the suspect’s fingerprints, and a list of all items in the suspect’s possession at the...
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How Do Bail Bonds Work in Texas?

Posted on April 10, 2019 in
The bail bond system exists to ensure that individuals charged with crimes appear for their court dates as required while allowing them to move freely between booking and arraignment. If you or a loved one needs immediate legal representation after an arrest in Houston, contact a Houston bail bond lawyer today. After someone has...
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Understanding “Dismissed Without Prejudice” Statutes

When a plaintiff brings a civil claim against a defendant, the plaintiff may not have the option of pursuing further legal action if he or she settles the matter or wins at trial. However, some procedural issues may lead to “dismissal without prejudice,” which essentially means that the court dismisses the plaintiff’s claim, but...
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