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?
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?
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?
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?
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.
When you’re arrested, everything is confusing and moves fast. If you’ve never been arrested, you may be unfamiliar with some of the terms and how the whole process works. Here are some of the bail terms you should know just in case the worst happens!
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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.
If you’ve been arrested for a crime there’s a good chance you’ll be released on bail unless the crime was severe, there’s a high chance you’ll skip out on bail, or you’re a repeat offender. You may be asking yourself that age-old question posed by The Clash―should I stay or should I go?