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Conditions of Bond

  1. Ignition Interlock Device (IID) – most common bond condition
  • An ignition interlock device, the most common condition set on a personal bond for a DWI or DUI, is a breathalyzer that is installed on a motor vehicle's dashboard. Once installed, the driver must exhale into the device before the vehicle's motor can be started. If the person’s breath–alcohol concentration is greater than the programmed blood alcohol concentration–usually 0.03%, the device prevents the engine from being started.

  • It is very important that defendants who are out on bond NOT test positive for alcohol. Even a 0.02% will register on the device and trigger a warning, which will be transmitted to the pretrial services officer and/or judge prior to the defendant’s next hearing. An ignition interlock device is usually not an option when the defendant does not have access to a car because their vehicle has been in an accident and/or impounded, or if the defendant owns multiple cars at their disposal. In these circumstances, a SCRAM bracelet will be used instead.

  1. Supervision by Pretrial Services – another common bond condition
  • A very common bond condition is to have Pretrial Services supervise the defendant during the pendency of their criminal court case. Pretrial Services officers monitor compliance with bond conditions, and provide case management to assure that defendants report to court and successfully complete court–ordered treatment or comply with other conditions. For more information about Pretrial Services in Travis County, please click here.
  1. Global Positioning System (GPS) Electronic Monitoring
  • This is a tracking device used to monitor defendant compliance with the conditions of their bond, and meant to be able to locate the defendant at any given time during the pendency of their criminal case. This ensures that a defendant is not attempting to contact any complaining witness(es) or victim(s), and/or otherwise violating the terms of their No Contact Order or Stay Away Order.
  1. Radio Frequency (RF) Electronic Monitoring
  • This is a house arrest style of bracelet used to monitor defendant compliance with the conditions of their bond during the pendency of their criminal case.
  1. Secure Continuous Remote Alcohol Monitoring (SCRAM)
  • This is an ankle worn device that detects alcohol in the wearer’s perspiration, and is often used in DWI cases when the defendant has prior DWI convictions, or if an ignition interlock device is not an option. An ignition interlock device is usually not an option when the defendant does not have access to a car because their vehicle has been in an accident and/or impounded, or if the defendant owns multiple cars at their disposal.
  1. Mitsubishi Electronic Monitoring Systems (MEMS) – very rarely imposed
  • This is a breathalyzer device that is installed in the defendant’s home and requires him or her to submit to random breath samples.
  1. No Contact Order
  • A condition often imposed as part of a bond will be for defendant to not contact the complaining witness(es) during the pendency of their criminal case. This condition prohibits contact in any shape or form, including telephone, email, and/or regular mail. This may also be used in conjunction with GPS Monitoring.
  1. Stay Away Order
  • A condition often imposed as part of a bond for any theft related or assault related offenses will be for defendant to stay away from the victimized business or individual victim(s), and will specify the distance that defendant must remain apart from said victim(s) for the pendency of the criminal case. This may also be used in conjunction with GPS Monitoring.
  1. Counseling
  • A defendant will most likely be required to participate in counseling through Travis County Counseling and Education Services (TCCES). Such counseling will be specific to the crime the defendant has been charged with. There are several different types of counseling available to defendants, including but not limited to: drug counseling (for drug–related offenses), alcohol counseling (for DWI or DUI offenses), family violence counseling (for assault and family violence related offenses), and anger management counseling.