The 8th Amendment to the United States Constitution and Article 1 of the Texas Constitution require that "reasonable bail" be set when a person is arrested for an alleged criminal offense. That said, it is nearly impossible to predict what amount will be set for any given bail bond.
Often times an accused person is put in the position of challenging the initially set bond as "excessive" and unconstitutional through a writ of habeas corpus or a motion for bond reduction.
In my practice I have seen numerous occasions where a bond reduction saved my client so much money that it essentially paid their legal fees and more to spare.
If you have a friend or loved one who has been arrested, please call my office to discuss all bonding options available. That phone call may save you hundreds or even many thousands of dollars.