Conditions of Bond, Bond Supervision in Texas
Bond Supervision in Texas is the same as being on Conditions of Bond or Bond Conditions. Brian Foley is a Criminal Defense Lawyer in Montgomery County, Texas who helps people who have been placed on conditions of bond or have been alleged to have violated conditions of bond.
What is a Bond Condition?
In misdemeanor and felony cases that involve jail or prison time as a potential consequence the judge may set bail. When setting bail in a criminal case the judge may impose certain conditions of bail in order to ensure the appearance of the defendant and general public safety.
When setting the bail the judge will consider the following factors:
1. Bail and any conditions of bail shall be sufficient to give reasonable assurance that the undertaking will be complied with.
2. The power to require bail is not to be used to make bail an instrument of oppression.
3. The nature of the offense and the circumstances under which the offense was committed are to be considered, including whether the offense: (A) is an offense involving violence as defined by Article 17.03; or (B) involves violence directed against a peace officer.
4. The ability to make bail shall be considered, and proof may be taken on this point.
5. The future safety of a victim of the alleged offense, law enforcement, and the community shall be considered.
6. The criminal history record information for the defendant, including information obtained through the statewide telecommunications system maintained by the Department of Public Safety and through the public safety report system developed under Article 17.021, shall be considered, including any acts of family violence, other pending criminal charges, and any instances in which the defendant failed to appear in court following release on bail.
7. The citizenship status of the defendant shall be considered.