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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PUBLIC DEFENDER AND A PRIVATE ATTORNEY?

At one point during pretrial, you’ll have to pick who will represent you. The typical choice is between a private attorney or a public defender. Who would represent you better? We’ll compare the two based on a few key criteria. AFFORDABILITY  When it comes to affordability, public attorneys are the clear winner. The court appoints …

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HAVE YOU VIOLATED YOUR BAIL CONDITIONS IN TEXAS?

Say you get your bail in the Lone Star State, and its conditions are both constitutional and proportional to the bail amount. However, for one reason or another, you fail to meet bail conditions. What happens then? Keep reading to find out. 3 COMMON RESULTS FOR BREACHING BAIL CONDITIONS When a person breaks the bail …

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Traveling on Misdemeanor Probation vs Felony Probation

What is Probation? If you are convicted of a misdemeanor or felony crime, your criminal defense attorney can ask the judge to “suspend” your sentence and grant probation. This allows you to stay home instead of serving time in jail or prison. Probation gives you the opportunity to complete your sentence out of custody under …

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bailing Someone Out

What is Bail? Bail is a set amount of money that acts as insurance between the court and the defendant. The defendant can pay their bail in cash, but many use a bail bond service. Bail can be expensive, and most people are financially unable to post bail by themselves. They will need to seek …

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