Being charged with a serious crime does not waive one’s rights as a defendant. Aside from the right to legal representation, he may also have the right to post bail as long as he is not accused of a capital offense. Even a capital offense, however, does not automatically disqualify the accused from the right to bail. Often, a bail hearing is needed to determine the accused’s eligibility; but in cases where the right to bail is granted, the amount would usually be higher than standard.
In cases where bail amounts may be considered too expensive, Tarrant County bail bonds services could still be relied on to help in securing the freedom of the accused while he awaits his court date.