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…