Collin County Criminal Defense
Criminal cases are unlike civil cases, where you might use just any litigator. If you are facing a criminal charge in Collin County, you’ll need an experienced and reputable Collin County defense attorney to ensure that your criminal charges are properly defended. Using Peveto Law for your criminal defense means you will have the advantage of criminal lawyers who knows the Collin County court systems inside and out and have worked with every judge and prosecutor many times over.
Collin County Arrests
The criminal process begins with your arrest. You can either be arrested at the scene of the alleged crime (called a “warrantless arrest”), or the police will issue an Arrest Warrant – which usually occurs if The Police or Das office believe that you committed a crime at an earlier time. County Warrants are usually issued for Felony offenses and Class A and Class B misdemeanors- While Municipal Warrants are issued for traffic tickets and other Class C Misdemeanors.
With or without a warrant, the police must have Probable Cause that you committed a crime for an arrest to be valid. A reputable Criminal Defense Attorney like Andrew Peveto will be able to tell whether the arrest was valid after consulting with you and/or reviewing the evidence. Peveto Law successfully challenges dozens of Collin County Arrests – and can get the evidence against you thrown out if the arrest is invalid. We can also lift active Collin County Warrants and provide a jail “walk-through” if necessary. You can check the Collin County Active Warrant List to see if there are any outstanding warrants against you.
Collin County Jail
If you are being charged with a Class A misdemeanor, a Class B misdemeanor, or a felony, the criminal process will necessarily include a trip to the Collin County Jail in McKinney for at least a few hours. If you are arrested in a Collin County City such as Plano or Frisco, you will be taken to that city’s jail first – then transported to the Collin County Jail in McKinney a few hours later. The criminal process cannot proceed until you are booked into the Collin County Jail for processing (fingerprinting, mugshots, etc… ) and a “bond” is set. A “bond” is basically the amount of money a judge thinks is reasonable to secure your attendance at subsequent court dates if if you want to get out of jail in the meantime.
Posting Bond in Collin County
Once you are processed in Collin County Jail and a bond is set by the judge (in the morning around 7am or so), you can arrange for someone to pay the full bond
amount in cash at the jail, or you can arrange to have a bail bondsman post your bond for a non-refundable 10-20% of the bond amount, or you can hire a local Criminal Defense Attorney to post an Attorney Writ Bond. The attorneys bond is usually faster, and an attorney can sometimes secure your release BEFORE you are transferred to Collin County for processing- or BEFORE the judge gets there in the morning to set all the bonds from the past 24 hours of arrest.
Attorney Andrew Peveto provides Collin County Attorney Bonds, and can secure your release from Collin County Jail in McKinney, as well as any other city jails in Collin County. For your convenience, here are links to the Current Inmate List at the Collin County Jail – as well as links to the Plano Jail, Frisco Jail, and Allen Jail. You will have to call these and any other city jails to check and see if your friend or loved one is being held there.
Preparing for Your First Court Date
Once you have booked in (and hopefully bonded out of) the Collin County jail, the Collin County District Attorney’s Office will either file formal Misdemeanor Charges or pursue a Felony Indictment against you. This process usually takes two to four weeks, during which time you should consult with a Collin County Criminal Defense Attorney like Andrew Peveto. In fact, if you do not hire an attorney, the judge will encourage you to do so, and admonish you during your first court appearance about the “dangers and disadvantages” of self-representation.
So if you have been arrested in a city or town in Collin County, Texas, you should definitely seek legal advice. Peveto Law is here to defend and guide you – from beginning to end. Attorney Andrew Peveto is a well-respected Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyer who produces excellent results for his clients. Over the past five years of practicing criminal defense in Collin County, Mr. Peveto has successfully defended hundreds of clients on a wide variety of Collin County criminal charges – always striving to achieve the best possible results for his clients.
Call Criminal Defense Attorney Andrew Peveto today to request a free consultation regarding your case.