Helping You Request a Lower Amount for Bail
Bail reduction and bail denial cases typically move at accelerated pace. As your lawyer, my goal is to get your bail set or reduced and to help you get out of custody as quickly as possible. I have a track record of successfully doing just that for my clients. Sometimes I am able to bail out my clients on the same day that I am hired to represent them.
I am criminal defense attorney John L. Venza Jr., and I am dedicated to protecting your rights throughout the entirety of your case. As former prosecutor for the State of Texas, I have a unique perspective on the viewpoint taken by judges and the district attorney's office in setting bail for various crimes, and I know how to effectively approach this type of situation.
How is bail set in Texas?
When you are arrested for a crime in Texas, a magistrate ordinarily has 48 hours to set your bail. Some magistrates set bail at a reasonable amount so that you can get out of jail while your case moves forward. Others, however, set bail at an exorbitant amount so the person in jail cannot afford to be bailed out. Magistrates may also deny bail in certain circumstances. In any event, having an attorney to speak on your behalf at the arraignment can make a dramatic difference in your ability to secure an early release from custody.
Being held in jail over the weeks or months during which your case is being resolved can have a disastrous effect on your life. You will be unable to work and support your family. You will also be limited in how you can assist your lawyer in your defense while awaiting trial. Getting out of jail as early as possible could mean the difference between success and failure in fighting the charges against you.
If you are denied bail or have been given a bail amount that is simply too high for you pay, you will need a lawyer who can act quickly and decisively on your behalf. I have been effective in persuading judges both to reduce exorbitant bail and to have bond assigned to a case where it had previously been denied. Contact me now for a confidential consultation, so that I can inform you of your options and begin working on a strategy for your case. I often work with ABC Bonding Company in Richmond, Texas.