Category: Legal Facts

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!

Spotlight on:  Property Crime

One of the most common crimes that a person may be arrested for is a property crime.  A property crime can be as big as embezzling millions of dollars from a company to as small as stealing a pack of gum from a convenience store.  The property doesn’t need to be stolen for it to be considered a crime, it could be damaged, concealed, or destroyed as well. Let’s break down this category of crimes and look at the varying forms of property crime.

Infractions, Misdemeanors, and Felonies: Know the Difference

Everyone knows that misdemeanors are not as serious an offense as a felony.  While felonies do generally mean more jail time, a misdemeanor may not just be the slap on the wrist that we may expect.

What Does a Bail Bond Agent Do?

If asked what a bail bond agent does, most people will say, “They get you out of jail” but few have more than a vague answer at best.  The truth is, that while they do get you out of jail, they also have other duties.

Surprising Facts about Bail Bonds

Everyone knows about bail bonds.  They know that if they ever get arrested, a bail bond agent is who to call to get out of jail quickly and back home where they belong.   For most of us, the bail bond system is unfamiliar and something we hope we never need. 

Why We Have a Bail System

When a person is arrested and charged with a crime, they are brought to a hearing where a judge looks at the details of the case such as the manner and seriousness of the crime, and considers details about the accused like criminal history and the likelihood that they would flee.  They consult with a bail schedule (bail guidelines) and set bail.

What To Do During a Traffic Stop

Everyone who has a driver’s license will get stopped by a police officer for a traffic violation at some point.  Even the most careful driver will go a little over the speed limit or fail to come to a complete stop now and then.  For police officers, traffic stops can be dangerous and the people they stop can be unpredictable so they follow specific procedures with every stop to ensure the safety of everyone involved.  By following some simple recommendations, you can get through the traffic stop quickly and smoothly.