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DWI Bond Schematic Program

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DWI BOND SCHEMATIC PROGRAM

The DWI Bond Schematic Program assists individual Texas counties in adopting a comprehensive plan for setting DWI bond conditions.  The TJCTC DWI Bond Schematic Program is a component of a statewide plan to reduce the incidence of DWI offenses across Texas.  TJCTC views this program as another step towards taking DWI drivers off our roadways, thereby improving the safety of individual communities and the state as a whole.
 
For each county that elects to participate in the program, TJCTC will work with all criminal magistrates, local prosecutors, and potential monitoring agencies to create forms specific to that county.  These forms will be based on TJCTC’s Universal DWI Bond Schematic, but will be modified to meet the bond conditions agreed upon by county officials.  The bond conditions selected by each individual county will be included in a spreadsheet containing data from all participating counties and maintained by TJCTC.  Additionally, each participating county will submit a Brief Form once a year to update TJCTC on the success of the 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.  For example, it can take crime labs up to six months to analyze blood evidence in DWI cases, and prosecutors with limited resources may not be able to file the case in a timely manner.  Scientific studies have shown that restrictions imposed on DWI defendants, particularly ignition interlock requirements, have a discernible effect on reducing DWI recidivism and promoting community safety.


If your county is interested in participating in the DWI Bond Schematic Program, please fill out the Program Enrollment Form. You may contact the Program Attorney, Rob Daniel, by using the link at the left of the page or calling 512-347-9927.