How is your county dealing with situations where a defense attorney gets a bond reduced (or a PR bond granted) without any notice to the prosecutor? (and thus no say). I'm mostly talking about pre-indictment, but I'm open to hear both pre and post-indictment ideas.
Has anyone found an effective method to prevent this or to be given notice and/or request a hearing?
Under Art. 17.091 it says that a judge or magistrate SHALL provide the prosecutor reasonable notice of a proposed bail reduction w/ an oppurtunity for a hearing.
A secondary question I have is... assuming I argue this statute as a basis for why I should be given notice, would PR bonds count? I'm thinking that there might be an argument that asking for a PR bond to be granted is not considered a "bond reductionm," since it isn't necessarily reducing the bond. Any thoughts or arguments?
A PR bond for a 3g offense? Really?
I see that 17.091 only applies to 3g. Is there an argument to receive notice of bond reduction hearings otherwise. I see 11.11 says its the earliest possible day for the judge.
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