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What Is A Bond? Why Are Bonds Set?

February 1, 2019

A bond is an amount that person risks if the accused does not show up to court. Usually, that person is a bondsman. Sometimes the State gives you a personal recognizance bond. These bonds are available for minor offenses. A personal recognizance bond is a bond that is essentially monitored by the government or the county where you were arrested. Sometimes, these bonds contain conditions that a regular bond would not require. Bonds are set so that the government doesn’t have to keep everyone they accuse of a crime in jail. It is essentially a monetary promise made by a… Read More

Montgomery County, Texas Police Arrest 62 Suspected DUIs Over Memorial Day Weekend

June 16, 2017

Over Memorial Day weekend last month, police in Montgomery County alone arrested 62 suspected drunk drivers, many of whom had prior DUIs, through “Operation Blackout.” During “Operation Blackout,” police employed heavy patrols over a five-day period in an attempt to catch drivers under the influence. By the end of the weekend, police had arrested 62 people. 60 people were charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) and 2 were charged with boating while intoxicated. Of the 62 people arrested, 42 were arrested on a first DWI, 10 on a second DWI, and 4 on a third or subsequent DWI. Four of… Read More

Texas House Passes Bill Allowing Discrimination in Adoption

June 6, 2017

Last month, the Texas House of Representatives passed HB 3859, a bill allowing adoption, foster care, and family planning agencies that receive state funding or are privately owned to legally discriminate against prospective families. If the bill is signed into law, Texas would not be able to take action against an agency or its workers for acting on their religious beliefs in the form of withholding state funds, redirecting grant money, or any other type of adverse action. This bill has widespread consequences with broad scope; it does not only apply to religious organizations but any agency claiming to have… Read More