A Case Study Involving DWI

A Case Study Involving DWI

When you think of bail bonds, you probably think of a “hardened criminal” that is portrayed on the latest TV legal drama.  We want to challenge that thought for a moment.  At Mission Bail Bonds, we meet people from all walks of life – and very few of them fall into the category of “hardened criminal”.

The following is an example of a client we have bonded out in the past:

Client:  24 year old female

Occupation:  Full time student at a local university.  She is a senior majoring in Biology.  She works 20-30 hours a week at a local retail establishment.

Previous Criminal History:  NONE

This client was arrested by a local police department for DWI and taken to the municipal jail.  She was booked in around 1:00 a.m., her bond was set at $2500 and she was allowed to call someone.  She called her parents and told them she was in jail for DWI.  Her parents, having never had to bond someone out before, called Mission Bail Bonds and ask what to do.  After explaining her options to her parents, they decided to use Mission Bail Bonds to bond their daughter out.  We worked to secure her release and quickly had her out of jail and her parents picked her up.Bail bonds dwi case study

She is currently on bond with us – and will be for the foreseeable future.  DWI cases can take months, even years to complete.

What is she doing while on bond?  Besides working and going to school, she checks in with us on a weekly basis to make sure she knows when her next court date is.  On the advice of her attorney, she is doing regular AA classes and community service.  Her driver’s license was suspended so she applied for an occupational license that allows her to get to work and school.  Periodically, she is required to show up for court or provide information.

Would you recognize her as being someone “out on bond”?  I highly doubt it.  She is a normal 24 year old.  Unless she offered to tell you she had a DWI case pending and she had recently used a bail bond company to bond out of jail, you would never even know it.  Many people make mistakes or are wrongly accused.  Thankfully, we live in a country where you are innocent until proven guilty.

If you find yourself or a loved one needing assistance in obtaining release from any Fort Worth area jail, give us a call at Mission Bail Bonds.  We are always available to assist with getting someone out of jail and we strive to handle all our clients’ cases in a friendly and professional fashion.

If you need more information on how to bail someone out of jail in Tarrant County, please call us.  We can help!  817-840-6000.

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Additional Information on DWI’s and Bonds

DWI’s are addressed in the Texas Penal Code under Title 10, Chapter 49 – Intoxication and Alcoholic Beverage Offenses.  The following is a summary.  Please see the full code for more information or contact an attorney.  We do not provide legal advice, we only provide bail bond services related to criminal offenses.  However, we feel it is important to understand the criminal charges that are associated with the bail bonds we make.

Specifically, Driving while intoxicated is addressed in Sec. 49.04 of the Penal Code.  It states, “a person commits an offense if the person is intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle in a public place.”  “Intoxicated” is defined as:

  1. Not having the normal use of mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol, a controlled substance, a drug, a dangerous drug, a combination of two or more of those substances, or any other substance into the body; or
  2. Having an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or more.

Some DWI’s are Class B misdemeanors, some are Class A misdemeanors and some can be classified as a Felony.

The amount of bail required on any of the above can vary depending on whether you are charged with a Class A, Class B, or Felony and what city you were arrested in.  Common bail amounts in Tarrant County for a DWI can range from $500 – $3500.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for DWI, Mission Bail Bonds can help.  We are available 24 hours.  We will walk you through the bail bond process and secure their release as quickly as possible.

Call us at 817-840-6000.