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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 Barbieri.

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 Barbieri 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.