Are You Entitled to Bail in Texas?

April 20th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Bail

Yes. The Texas Constitution provides a right to bail in Article 1, Section 11, where it says “all prisoners shall be bailable.” Sounds simple enough, right? Bail benefits most defendants, who can be with family or friends and continue to go to work or school as they wait for their criminal case to play out. […]

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Do You Have the Right to Cross-Examine Witnesses at a Bail Hearing?

September 2nd, 2021 by Tad Nelson in Bail, Conviction, Criminal Defense

The United States Constitution and Texas law guarantee a criminal defendant’s right to seek and receive reasonable bail pending trial. That does not necessarily bar a judge from setting a high bail. But it does require the court to consider a number of factors in setting bails, such as the nature of the alleged crimes […]

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