In Texas speeding is a class C misdemeanor. If someone takes this to trial and the state requires a cash (bail) bond (twice the maximum find amount plus court costs) they must pay it to the county or the state.
They will keep this bond until the trial is over or the case is disposed.
If found not guilty, or the judge dismisses the case in the defendants favor, can the state or the county then require / deduct a 20 dollar processing fee before they return the bond to you? What law (in Texas) gives them the right to just take part of the money they required you let them use for several years?
I was under the impression that when the state loses they don't get to require payment from the accused.
Also, since the amount does not exceed 20 dollars, does that preclude the use of the 7th Amendment to force them to allow a jury trial to justify this?