Bail Issues

Highly recommend! Colin thank you so much for your dedication. Thank you for actually wanting to sincerely help and give us the best outcome we can get. You are by far one of the best. You helped my bf reschedule a court date after it was missed and was able to give him the same plea deal. Thank you again Colin.

Kassandra H

Absolutely wonderful! Collin was fantastic. He really fought for me and I am very happy with the outcome of my case. He really fought for my case to have a positive outcome and was supportive, easy to get ahold of when needed and walked me through everything. I would definitely recommend him to anyone and everyone!!

Stephanie M

I would highly recommend Hoeller McLaughlin. They helped my husband on a probation violation case and did an excellent job. Dustin Trammel was our attorney and he communicated with us and was supportive and helpful throughout the process. Very good legal service and would recommend this firm.

Hillary G

Colin by far has been one of the BEST attorneys in Ft. Worth. His dedication and attentiveness really shows not only in court but with the client and family. Great communication, easy web portal and friendly staff. 5 stars are NOT enough. Thank you Colin

Stephanie Alvarado

I can not say enough about how grateful I am that Dustin Trammel was my attorney! Having no experience with court proceedings, Dustin explained everything and stayed in touch with me the entire time. I couldn’t have asked for a better attorney! Very highly recommend!!

Brenna Mills
March 7, 2015

Seeking bail in Fort WorthIf you are seeking bail, a criminal defense attorney in Fort Worth may discuss constitutional issues related to this subject. These arguments may help you receive bail or a reduced amount of bail.

Excessive Bail

The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits excessive bail. However, a criminal defense lawyer in Fort Worth can explain that this does not prohibit the court from detaining a person before trial without bail. This may be completed in certain cases, such as when the maximum punishment is life imprisonment or execution. Additionally, this does not prohibit the court from requiring detention without bail if there are no conditions that would reasonably assure that the defendant will later appear in court.

In setting a particular amount of bail, the court cannot make bail higher than the amount reasonably calculated to ensure the defendant will appear in court or serve another purpose such as protecting the community. This allows the court to set the amount of bail beyond a defendant’s means. However, if the bail amount is more than is necessary to ensure the defendant’s appearance, a lawyer may be able to make this constitutional argument.

Due Process in Seeking Bail

In a limited number of cases, an attorney may be able to argue that a lengthy detention before trial violates the defendant’s right to due process. He or she may argue that the defendant should instead be released. Courts cannot detain a defendant for months or years on end without a trial. If the defendant’s detention is excessively long, his or her attorney may argue that he should be released as his due process rights have been violated.

Legal Assistance in Seeking Bail

If you would like to learn about other constitutional bail issues, contact a criminal defense attorney in Fort Worth such as Bryan Hoeller at 877-208-3382.

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