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 Guidelines and Criteria

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Pretrial Services assists in the elimination of overcrowding in the county jails by allowing qualified defendants an opportunity to be released on personal bond pending final disposition of their case. In considering an individual for release, the agency is concerned with two primary factors: 1) whether the defendant will appear for all scheduled court settings and 2) whether the defendant poses a serious threat to the safety of the community if released on bond.
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MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS   
     
·         Must be a resident of Midland County or reside within a 50-mile radius.
·         Must be in jail on a offense committed in MIdland County
·         Must provide valid identification
·         Must not be on parole or probation nor have any previous felony convictions
·         Must be willing to appear in court for all scheduled court appearances until the case has been disposed
·         Defendants who are charged with first degree felonies or who have a history of bond forfeitures are excluded from consideration unless ordered by a judge.
 
Excluded Charges
      
Midland County Pretrial Services is unable to write personal bonds for certain criminal offenses. All personal bond releases are approved by a County  Judge or a  District Judge.
  • Capital Murder
  • Aggravated Kidnapping
  • Aggravated Sexual Assault
  • Deadly Assault on Law Enforcement or Corrections Officer, Member or Employee of Board of Pardon and Parols, or Court Participant
  • Injury to a Child, Elderly indivdual or Disabled Induvidual
  • Aggrevated Robbery
  • Burglary
  • Continuous Sexual Abuse of Young Child or Children
  • Indecency with a child
  • Sexual Assault
  • Assault
  • Robbery
  • Indeceney by contact