Category: crime

DUI Checkpoints in Florida

Nothing ever goes according to plan and anything can happen at any given moment, including running into a DUI checkpoint. Whether or not you are under the influence, coming up on a checkpoint can be overwhelming and can cause major anxiety. DUI checkpoints are not legal in every state; however, it is important to know that they are legal in Florida. The following information is what you need to know about Florida DUI checkpoints.

Going to Jail During the Holiday Season: Expect Delays

There is an uptick in drunk driving and theft around Christmas every year. If you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, you could be facing longer than usual wait times as you’re being processed and booked into jail during the holiday season. Typical timelines may not apply during the holidays. It’s important to be informed and patient during this stressful time in order to make the most out of the unfortunate circumstance of your arrest.

What to Know about Florida Shoplifting This Holiday Season

Shoplifting rates spike during the holiday season. It’s something that store employees and police officers are well aware of and know to look out for. Under increased scrutiny, more arrests are made for shoplifting and more people are sent to jail around the holidays. With Christmas coming up, it’s important to know what the consequences are for shoplifting and what the options are if you or a loved one land in jail for shoplifting. 

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. 

How to Explain an Arrest to a Child

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. 

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?

How To Get Your Bail Reduced

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.