Category: Legal Facts

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?

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?

How To Turn Yourself In

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.

What Happens If I Get Arrested While Out on Bond?

When you’ve been arrested and you were released on a bail bond, you’re supposed to avoid contact with known criminals, stay away from firearms, and avoid doing anything illegal yourself. These are pretty standard conditions of bail that the court issues. Often, they also include that you enroll in a drug or alcohol treatment program and stay away from specific areas but the overall point is while you’re out on bail, clean up your act and stay out of trouble.

You’re Out on Bail. Now What? 

If you were arrested, booked, paid bail, and were released, you may think you can relax now but nothing could be further from the truth. Posting bail means that you promise to not only show up in court but also that while you’re awaiting your trial, you have to abide by the rules outlined in court.  If you don’t, you could find yourself back in jail and this time, you’ll have to stay there until your court date. 

To Bail or Not to Bail? The Decision to Post a Bail Bond

Being a friend means being there in a time of need.  Answering the call when he needs to talk about a breakup.  Bringing her some chicken soup when she’s feeling under the weather.  But what if your friend asks you to bail him out of jail? Should you do it? Posting a bond to get…

All I Want For Christmas Is…

…to not get a DUI. In 2016, 781 people died in drunk driving accidents in the month of December alone.  It’s really no wonder why police set up sobriety checkpoints and crack down on drunk drivers during the holiday season. The holidays are filled with celebrations with family, friends, and coworkers and when alcohol is…

What To Do If Your Teen is Arrested

It’s a phone call that no parent wants to get―your teenager has been arrested.  You’re shocked. You’re angry and scared and you don’t know what to do. First, take a deep breath.  Of course, you’re upset but it’s important to think clearly so you can help your child.   When your teen is arrested, he or…

Spotlight On: Misdemeanors

In a perfect world, there would be no crime and everyone would live in peace and harmony.  Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world. People commit crimes all the time but we can take some comfort in knowing that the majority of crimes being committed are misdemeanors and not felonies!