Can Juveniles Get a Bond in Texas
People often wonder if Juveniles are able to get bonded out when they are arrested for a crime. The answer is no but they do have some rights. One they have the right to a hearing. Which is called detention hearing. A detention hearing without a jury shall be held no later than the second work day after the child is taken into custody. Unless the Juvenile is taken into custody on Friday or Saturday, then such detention hearing shall be held on the first working day. The hearing must be held in the presence of the child’s parents unless the court is unable to locate them. Than the court must appoint counsel or guardian for the juvenile. At the conclusion of the hearing the Judge must release the child unless the Judge finds that he/she is likely to abscond or be removed from the courts jurisdiction or suitable supervision or protection is not being provided by the parents or the juvenile has no parent or guardian to return them or the child is deemed to be a danger to themselves or others or the child has been found to be delinquent child or has been convicted of penal offense that would be punishable by a term in jail or prison and is likely to commit an offense if released.