Yesterday, I received an email inquiring why a bond would be $50,000. As it usually happens my reply illicited several other emails back and forth. I tried to explain that there is a bond schedule for all cases in Houston, Harris County, Texas. If you would like to see the schedule for yourself click here for the felony bond schedule and here for the misdemeanor bond schedule. The bond in any particular case may be raised after a request is made. I truly wish the person would have just called me instead of exchanging ten emails before I was able to answer all her questions.
For now on, I am going to answer at most two emails from the same person before I insist they call me on the phone to discuss a case. A five minute conservation is far more effecient then an unlimited amount of emails. Lastly, I am unable to quote a fee for a criminal case without talking to a person on the phone.