Carl David Ceder - Attorney and Counselor at Law

Collin County and Dallas County Writ Bond Attorney

An attorney writ bond can help you or a loved one obtain a jail release in perhaps the most expeditious manner possible. Essentially, an attorney who has the requisite knowledge can facilitate a quick jail release it in order to avoid an individual who has been arrested from having to see a judge for an arraignment to set a bond amount. Attorney Writ Bonds can help you get out of jail quickly — especially in cases of wrongful arrests, or during holidays, nights and weekends when the local magistrate judge may not available, and/or perhaps when a fast jail release is a necessity because someone may need to get to work in the morning to avoid possible problems with their jobs.

The Attorneys at the Ceder Law Firm can help you file for an Attorney Writ Bond in Plano, McKinney, Frisco, Allen, Richardson, Allen, Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Sachse, Wylie, Prosper, Celina, Melissa, and in any jail in Collin County (assuming it is a criminal charge where one is eligible for the posting of an attorney writ bond).

The Attorneys at the Ceder Law Firm can help you file for an Attorney Writ Bond as well in Dallas County, including if one is being held at the Lew Sterrett jail, and also if an individual is being detained at one of the surrounding city suburban jails, such as Addison, Balch Springs, Coppell, Desoto, Garland, Highland Park, Irving, Mesquite, Richardson, and University Park. The process can actually be quicker in Dallas County than elsewhere, and if one chooses not to file for an attorney writ bond, the arrested individual will likely have to wait a long period of time (because Dallas County is known for being inefficient). It may take hours, and sometimes even days, waiting to either see a Judge for a bail amount to be set and/or to be transported to the main Dallas County jail.

What is a Writ Bond?

A Writ Bond (or “Writ of Habeas of Corpus”) is a process, in legal theory, that can help an individual obtain release from an unlawful detention of confinement. The underlying legal theory is directed towards the liberation of those who may be in prison without sufficient cause. The Writ of Habeas Corpus, by legal definition, is a mechanism whereby the writ directs a person detaining an individual to produce the body of the prisoner at a designated time and place. The writ of habeas corpus extends, except as otherwise provided by law, to all cases of illegal confinement or detention by which any person is deprived of his liberty, or by which the rightful custody of any person is withheld from the person. It is a legal privilege and a right for an individual to have an immediate determination of the legality of the deprivation of physical liberty.

Legal Purpose

So what does all of this really technical legal terminology mean for purposes of securing a jail release for someone in jail arrested for a simple misdemeanor offense? It basically is a legal theory that allows for an attorney to file the necessary paperwork to direct and order those detaining an individual to set a bond amount, without the necessity of having to see a judge or magistrate, to be released from confinement as quickly as possible.

It essentially can allow for a much faster and quicker release from jail for a person confined in a jail, such as somewhere in Dallas or Collin County, for most misdemeanor criminal offenses. In Texas, a person arrested for any offense greater than a Class C Misdemeanor (including felony offenses) must see a judge or magistrate to have a bond set for a particular bail amount. It is not uncommon for an arrested person to wait up to 48 hours before they are “arraigned” and finally get the opportunity to be brought before a judge or magistrate to begin this process. A person, assuming they are not eligible or do not file for an attorney writ bond, must appear before a judge or magistrate in order for the charges relating to the criminal offenses to be communicated to the accused, and for a bond amount to be set (this bail amount can be based on a variety of factors that the Judge or Magistrate may consider). An attorney writ bond basically bypasses the need for the process and instead allows for a bond amount set without the need to see a judge or magistrate, which in some cases can take several days. An attorney writ bond can be filed at any time of day or night, but usually only after a person is officially booked into jail.

A writ has many purposes under the law. For the person who is recently arrested for a misdemeanor, it is used to immediately set the bond which will allow for a faster jail release. With this process, it is not necessary to wait for a judge to conduct the arraignment process. If an individual is charged and arrested for a criminal offense, they must see a judge or a magistrate judge before a bail bond amount is set. When available, a judge or magistrate will set a bail amount based on a review of the nature of the charged offense, after which the arrested person may post bail for release. Often, magistrate judges are only available for a few hours a day with a full schedule of case reviews. They are also and often unavailable during nights, on weekends, and during holidays. An attorney writ bond provides for a specific bond amount to be set according to a county fee schedule and prevents the need for seeing a magistrate judge. The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, can help you obtain a writ bond quickly and effectively.

Who Can Get a Writ Bond?

An attorney writ bond can only be used in limited circumstances and with only certain criminal offenses. Generally speaking, in both Collin County and Dallas County, only misdemeanor offenses are eligible for an attorney writ bond to secure a jail release. A few of the most common criminal offenses where an attorney writ bond can be utilized is in criminal cases for misdemeanor offenses such as crimes including charges of DWI, possession of marijuana, criminal mischief, shoplifting/theft, fail to ID, etc. Writ Bonds cannot be filed for ANY Felony charge, for Class C misdemeanor traffic violations, and also for any charge where an allegation of domestic violence has been alleged (or assault/family violence). Most misdemeanor criminal offenses are eligible, generally speaking, with the exception noted above where it CANNOT be filed in any Class C misdemeanor offense (including routine traffic violations), all felony cases regardless of the charge, crimes involving domestic abuse or family violence. Regardless, even if a Collin County or Dallas County Writ Bond is not filed, The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, can still possibly help with the jail release, and certainly also with helping represent the citizen accused later in court. Call The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, at 214.702.CARL(2275) now for a free consultation and review of eligibility for securing a jail release via an attorney writ bond.

Why Would I Need a Writ Bond?

When you contact the Ceder Law Firm for legal assistance, Carl will immediately work to ascertain if the charged offense is one where one may qualify to post an attorney writ bond. In the event the person confined is eligible and has been charged with a criminal offense where a writ bond can be used, it will facilitate a release from jail much faster and without having to wait to see a Judge. Attorney Carl David Ceder will then do all that is necessary to get the requisite paperwork in order to prepare to submit to the bond desk. The process differs depending on what jail an individual is in – if it is a jail in a municipality that is not at the main courthouse jail in McKinney in Collin County or at Lew Sterrett in Dallas County. The process and procedure differ based on a variety of factors, including the type of criminal charge, where the individual is located, etc. Regardless, Attorney Carl David Ceder will do all that is necessary to make sure everything is done correctly. The Sherriff’s Office of Dallas and/or Collin County will then be forced to set a bail amount according to a set bond fee schedule (assuming the person does indeed qualify for a writ bond and does not have any other holds pending that may keep them incarcerated). The ultimate goal is to hopefully have the person out of jail by the quickest means possible and at home back with their loved one as soon as possible. In some cases, this can occur in only just a few hours after the paperwork is submitted.

If an attorney writ bond is not posted, there is a possibility that a person may wait for a much longer period of time, as much as a few days without seeing a Judge. In the event the person does wait to see a Judge, then there is also the possibility that the bail bond amount is set at a much higher amount than what would have been the case through the attorney writ bond. Often, people get arrested for various offenses at night, sometimes during weeknights, and they may have to be at work in the morning to avoid any problems with their job or place of employment. If this is the case – filing an attorney writ bond can facilitate the jail release in the most expeditious way possible, and should result in the person being released in time to be able to get to work in the morning to avoid any unnecessary hassle with notifying employers, bosses, etc.

How Does a Writ Bond Work and How Do I Get One?

The Writ Bond process can begin as soon as a person is arrested and booked. There are a couple of steps involved in obtaining a Writ Bond in either Dallas County or Collin County. The general steps to file for an attorney writ bond are as follows:

  • Please call The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, at 214.702.CARL(2275) so a member of our team can help ascertain whether you, your friend or your loved one is eligible for an attorney writ bond. Attorney Carl David Ceder, or a representative of the law office, will apprise you with the information necessary regarding whether any certain individual may be eligible.
  • If the person is indeed eligible, Attorney Carl David Ceder usually will try to go to the jail, if time permits, to meet the confined individual and to explain options and how to proceed.
  • If the person is incarcerated in a city jail (outside of the main Collin County jail in McKinney), such as a suburban jail located in Plano, Allen, Frisco, Richardson, Sachse, Wylie, Prosper, Celina, Melissa, etc. – then a bond form will have to be personally signed by the individual charged with the criminal offense, and it has to be witnessed by a deputy from the Sheriff’s Office at that jail. The bond form then has to be taken to McKinney to the bonding desk for processing. Regardless, it is important to note that an attorney can help secure a jail release via a writ bond for any person arrested in any area of Collin County, including Plano, Allen, Frisco, Richardson, Sachse, Wylie, Prosper, Celina, Melissa (and obviously for those being held at the main jail in McKinney).
  • The same is true if a person is being held at a suburban jail for a Dallas County criminal charge, such as in the cities of Highland Park, Desoto, Irving, Balch Springs, Garland, Mesquite, Addison, Richardson, Coppell, etc. An Attorney Writ Bond can only be filed in Dallas County if the arrested person is NOT in the Lew Sterrett jail. A magistrate judge should be working 24 hours a day/7 days a week at the main Dallas County jail. In Dallas County, A Writ Bond CAN be filed in Dallas County if the arrested person is confined in one of the outside suburban city jails, such as Desoto, Irving, Balch Springs, Garland, Mesquite, Addison, Richardson, Coppell, Highland Park, University Park, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Cockrell Hill, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Grapevine, Hutchins, Rowlett, Sachse, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, Wilmer,or Wylie.
  • Attorney Carl David Ceder will then do all that is necessary to properly file the attorney writ bond.
  • The confined individual will then either post a Cash Bond or a Surety Bond after the attorney writ bond is filed. This can be done either through a Professional Bail Bond Company licensed in the county, or with the full cash amount of the bond, but it has to be filed with the Writ Bond at the same time.
  • After the writ bond is filed and bond posted, Call Attorney Carl David Ceder at 214.702.CARL (2275) and he will dispense advice and information on what the process will be like going forward and helpful advice as to how to proceed.

Available 24 Hours a Day/7 Days a Week

Please call Call Attorney Carl David Ceder at 214.702.CARL (2275) if you have been told you need a Collin County or Dallas County attorney writ bond to help you or your loved one get out of jail. Carl will work as quickly to help facilitate the fastest jail release possible. The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC is a full-service criminal defense law firm. Carl David Ceder is an experienced Jail Release Attorney who practices all over Texas, including in all areas and every city in Collin County and Dallas County.

Carl has personally conducted countless writ bonds through the years in both Collin and Dallas Counties, and he is very much aware of how being arrested for a criminal offense can be a frightening, scary and confusing experience. Carl is here and available for you to utilize our knowledge during your time of need. The Law Offices of Carl David Ceder is very familiar with the process and will do everything possible to help put your mind at ease because we realize that most people do not know what to do when trying to secure someone’s release from jail. Call Attorney Carl David Ceder at 214.702.CARL (2275) for assistance 24 hours a day/7 days a week, and he will work to make the process as painless as possible for you and your loved ones.

Attorney Carl David Ceder has a very comprehensive understanding of how the overall process works and can help give you information for how to quickly and efficiently post a bond to secure a jail release. He will carefully explain the process, try to give an approximation for how long it will take to complete the attorney writ bond process, help you to understand all avenues and every option available, and will try and do whatever is necessary to help put you in a position where you will have a general idea of what to expect. We are here to help you, and Attorney Carl David Ceder will take the time to answer any question you may have about the jail release process itself, and any questions you may have about what will happen going forward. Our goal is to serve you and your needs.

Contact Us Now

If someone at the jail or bonding desk in Collin County or Dallas County, Texas told you needed to obtain a writ bond to secure a release from confinement from jail, an attorney can help greatly speed this process up. Please call the Law Offices of Carl David Ceder, PLLC, for assistance 24 hours a day/7 days a week at 214.702.CARL(2275) or at 469.2000.DWI(394) for more information to review the situation and the eligibility to see if an individual can be released from confinement via filing an attorney writ bond. Carl has personally done countless attorney writ bonds in Collin County and in Dallas County and throughout most of the jails in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, and he will work quickly to obtain the fastest jail release possible. You can also e-mail Carl directly, at Carl@CederLaw.com; or to the office for general inquiries at Info@DFWDefenders.com. E-mail messages will try to be responded to with 24-48 hours, depending on whether Carl and his team is in trial and/or whether he is busy working on a case for a contested hearing.