Category: bail

History of Bail and Bail Bonds

Have you ever wondered how bail and bail bonds came into existence? In 1641, Massachusetts passed the Body of Liberties which created an unequivocal right to bail for non-capital cases, and re-wrote the list of capital cases.

How to Stop Your Loved One From Driving Drunk

  No one wants to get a phone call in the middle of the night from their loved one asking them to bail them out of jail because they made the mistake of driving drunk. At the same time, no one wants to get a call from a police officer or hospital stating their loved…

Florida Federal Bail Bonds

  A Federal bail bond is issued when dealing with interstate crimes and federal crimes. Such crimes include the destruction of federal property, crimes that occurred over the state lines, crimes that have been investigated by federal agencies such as the FBI, and offenses that include kidnapping, tax evasion, drug trafficking, and different types of…

COVID-19, Jail Time, Bail Bonds, and Your Safety

  One of the worst things that can happen during this pandemic is getting thrown into jail. Close proximity to strangers. Poor health services. Little to no control over your own practices on staying safe from COVID-19. It’s a perfect formula for things to go wrong; and it has had an effect on countless people…

The Top Three Things to Know About Bail Bonds

If you, or someone you know, is at risk of going to jail, consider educating yourself on how bail bonds work. Bail bonds can be confusing at first glance and it takes a trained professional to fully understand the whole process. If you, or someone you know, has been arrested, the moments after arrest are not the best time to learn about the process. Educating yourself on how bonds work, prior to jail time, is the best way to be prepared. Knowing exactly what a bail bond is, how much it is going to cost, and where to get one, is the best way to be prepared if you should encounter these circumstances.

5 Reasons Why Bail Might Be Denied

When you or a loved one is sitting in jail trying to figure out what is going to happen next, a judge is reviewing your case and deciding on whether or not bail should be allowed. There are five reasons that a judge could possibly deny you or your loved one bail. 

What To Do If You’re Arrested at a Protest

Protests have long been a way for citizens to speak up and voice their objections to something when they feel they are dealing with an unjust system. It’s your right to speak up and as long as you’re following the rules, law enforcement must allow it. But what if things go differently and you get arrested?

What To Do If Your Spouse Is Arrested With Drugs

Being arrested with drugs is a serious offense and can also be scary for his or her spouse who is left to deal with it on the outside. What should you do if your spouse is arrested for drugs?

Does Attorney-Client Privilege Mean I Can Say Anything?

We’ve all heard the term “attorney-client privilege” and have a basic knowledge that the term means that you can say anything to your attorney, even confess to a crime, and he or she is not allowed to tell anyone. Is this true? Are there any restrictions on what you can say?

Posting Bond and Your Credit Score

When you get arrested, you may not consider the financial impact your arrest and trial may have on you or a loved one that has posted your bond but bond premiums, court fees, and fines are expensive. But can they affect my credit score?