BOND CONDITIONS. Presented by: Matthew A. King Tarrant County Criminal Magistrate. Jury Humor. I think laws are for sissies Would I have to bathe? Can each of my personalities vote in the deliberation? My religion specifically prohibits me from sitting near other people
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Matthew A. King
Tarrant County Criminal Magistrate
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You plan to release a person charged with a misdemeanor offense on personal bond. You want to make sure he stays around his house and does not get in further trouble, particularly in the evening. What can you do?
a. As a magistrate you can order a peace officer to watch his house in the evenings for the next few nights, OR
b. You can issue a bail condition order that imposes a curfew on the defendant and requires him to wear an electronic monitoring device, OR
c. None of the above.
Answer: B. You can issue a bail condition order that imposes a curfew on the defendant and require him to wear an electronic monitoring device.
You are reviewing a case for magistration involving a boating while intoxicated. The criminal history indicates a previous charge for driving while intoxicated. Is there a bail condition order that would or should apply?
ANSWER : YES
You are reviewing a case for magistration involving a DWI offense. You are given information that they have been charged with a DWI before but not convicted. Is there any bail condition order that would or should apply?
ANSWER : YES
OR an offense under:
Magistrate shall require on release that a defendant install a deep-lung breath analysis mechanism:
STATE OF TEXAS
Date of Birth12/15/62
BAIL CONDITION ORDER
Offense Charged: Driving While Intoxicated
The Court finds that the defendant is eligible for bail in this case in the amount of
$ 3,500 that the additional conditions be imposed on said bail. Accordingly,
It is ORDERED that in addition to any other conditions of bail imposed on the Defendant, that the Defendant abide by the following conditions of bail:
That the Defendant have installed on the motor vehicle owned by the Defendant or on the vehicle most regularly driven by the Defendant, a device that uses a deep lung breath analysis mechanism to make impractical the operation of a motor vehicle if ethyl alcohol is detected in the breath of the operator; and
That the Defendant not operate any motor vehicle unless the vehicle is equipped with that device.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Defendant is required to have the device installed on the appropriate motor vehicle, at the Defendant’s expense before the 30th day after the date the Defendant is released on bond.
Tarrant County Pretrial Release Agency is designated as the agency which will verify installation of the device and will monitor it. The Defendant is ordered to report to Tarrant County Pretrial Release Agency, 100 North Lamar, Fort Worth, within 3 business days after being released from jail, between the hours of 6:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. The Defendant shall pay a monitoring fee of $10.00 per month to Tarrant County Pretrial Release Agency.
Signed on 11/18/05.
Magistrate, Municipal Court of Arlington
( ) Given in Spanish _____. Arlington, Texas
On the above-mentioned date, I received a copy of this Bail Condition Order.
You are reviewing a case for magistration involving a first time charge of Driving While Intoxicated. The report indicates he told the arresting officers that he often drives drunk and the arrest is not going to slow him down. He also said he has nothing to lose, is an alcoholic, likes getting drunk and has no one else to drive him around. Is there a bail condition order that could apply?
ANSWER : YES
Definition of vehicle: includes any device in, on, or by which any person or property is or may be propelled, moved, or drawn in the normal course of commerce or transportation
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