Know Your Rights

If you’re like most people,  you go through life without any concern for being arrested.  And why should you? You’re a law-abiding citizen, not a criminal.  You pay your taxes, have a steady job, maybe you’re raising a family.  The last thing on your mind is getting arrested. The unfortunate fact is that many people…

Legal Terms You Should Know

Being arrested is something no one wants to experience.  You could find yourself in a New Port Richey jail with legal terms being thrown around that you’ve never heard or only have a vague idea of their meanings.  It can be a confusing time where decisions that can affect your future and your very freedom…

You’ve Been Arrested for DUI in Florida

You’ve Been Arrested for DUI in Florida.  Now What? No one should ever get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle if they’ve been drinking.  The stakes are much too high. If you’re lucky enough to not get hurt or hurt anyone else, you’ll be facing jail time, hefty fines, and a damaged driving record….

When Will I Get My Money Back?

So a loved one has been arrested in Hernando County and you decided to bail him/her out of jail.  Now you’re anxiously awaiting the return of your money and collateral and asking yourself as you nervously pace the room, “When am I getting my money back?”   It’s a good question, although it is difficult…

Hernando County Bail Bonds Facts

You have no experience with the bail bond process and your friend or loved one is in jail waiting on you to help them post bail.  For someone who has never been through the bail bond process there can a be lot of confusion and stress, but to make matters worse, there are several different types of bail bonds a judge may arrange. In Hernando County, Mercy Bail Bonds can…

Why Do We Use the Bail System?

Bail is an accepted part of the judiciary system that we all know about and maybe have a basic understanding of.  The court says that because you committed x crime, you have to pay y dollars to get out of jail.  But what is it and what is its purpose?   Bail has been around…

Should I ask for a Jury Trial?

Under the Sixth Amendment, every citizen of the United States is entitled to have a trial by a jury of his or her peers if accused of a crime.  But is it the right choice?  Is it better for a judge or a jury to decide your fate? Judge A trial in which a judge…

Should I Use a Public Defender?

You’ve been arrested or a warrant has been issued for your arrest.  When the arresting officer read you your Miranda Rights, he or she said, “You have the right to an attorney.  If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you at no cost.” “Great!” you think.  “I can get a free…