Released on Bail Pending Appeal Conditions In Texas

A defendant may not be released on bail pending the appeal of a felony conviction where the punishment assessed equals or exceeds ten years' confinement. TEX. CODE CRIM. PROC. ANN. art. 44.04(b) (Vernon Pamph. 2000). The relevant considerations in deciding whether to grant or deny bail are: (1) whether the conviction is a misdemeanor or felony; (2) whether the conviction is a felony listed in section 3g(a)(1) of article 42.12 of the Texas Code of Criminal Procedure; (3) the length of the sentence; (4) whether good cause exists to believe the appellant would not appear when his conviction became final or is likely to commit another offense while on bail. Id. 44.04(a), (b), & (c).