DWI Bond Schematic Program
The DWI Bond Schematic Program is a part of a statewide effort to reduce the incidence of DWI offenses in Texas counties in adopting a comprehensive plan for setting, monitoring, and enforcing bond conditions in DWI cases. The program promotes the use of bond conditions (such as ignition interlock devices) that reduce the incidence of DWI recidivism, increase consistency in setting bond conditions by a magistrate and a trial court, and ensures that bond conditions required by law are properly set, monitored, and enforced.
Benefits to Joining the DWI Bond Schematic Program
- We will work with all criminal magistrates, local prosecutors, and monitoring agencies in each county that elects to participate.
- We will offer assistance in creating forms specific to your county.
- Forms can be either based on TJCTC's Universal DWI Bond Schematic or based on updated forms that you currently use as a part of the magistration process.
- Each county will submit a brief update once a year to let us know about the success of your program.
Importance of the DWI Bond Schematic Program
We feel this program is important because bond conditions are the only restrictions—other than potential administrative driver’s license suspension—imposed on the defendant prior to trial. The pre-trial time period can be lengthy. Scientific studies have shown that restrictions imposed on DWI defendants, particularly ignition interlock requirements, have a substantial positive effect on reducing DWI recidivism and promoting community safety.
How to Participate
If your county is interested in participating in the DWI Bond Schematic Program, please fill out the Program Enrollment Form. For further information, please contact Randall Sarosdy at 512.347.9927, ext. 201 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texas Department of Transportation Grant
TJCTC administers the program through its Traffic Safety Initiative, which is funded by a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation.