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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
Have you or a loved one ever been arrested and did not know how to tell a child? Life can be confusing for children at any age, so adding in a loved one’s arrest can make it even more confusing. Any type of change in a child’s life can be significant and stressful. Children understand things differently at different stages in their life. Understanding how a child thinks and reacts at certain ages can help you explain in terms they will comprehend easily.
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?
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?
If you have an outstanding warrant for your arrest, no matter what it’s for, it’s better to deal with it sooner rather than later. If you wait, you increase your chances of being arrested on their terms, not yours, which could mean that you get arrested during a simple traffic stop or worse, it happens in front of your family or at your place of employment. You can avoid the embarrassment by turning yourself in. On your terms.
When you’re arrested, the court will set bail to give you the opportunity to be released and go home but still be compelled to show up at your future court dates. Depending on the type and severity of the crime, bail can be considerably high. However, in some instances, it may be possible to get a reduction in bail so it’s more affordable.