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?
The new year is about fresh starts. As the previous year comes to a close, we make resolutions to ourselves to do better in the new year whether it’s losing weight, quitting bad habits, exercising more, or simply spending more time with those we love. It’s all about making positive changes to make life better. New Year’s resolutions are often left behind as the year goes on but with any luck, some of the good habits stick.
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.
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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…