What is the difference between a felony and a misdemeanor?

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While interactions with the criminal justice system are seldom what anyone would call fun, one major factor that influences the tone of this type of encounter is the seriousness of the crime – which is based on both societal norms and crime as defined by the state. Drug crimes, sex crimes, traffic crimes can all run the gamut from infractions …

What Happens at an Arraignment?

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While the average American is reasonably familiar with arrest protocol – how police officers do it and the rights of the arrested – for most people what happens next is fuzzier. It’s quite important for the defendant and his loved ones, however, because it will directly impact his life in the upcoming weeks and years. After the police make an …

How Much Do You Know About Bail Bondsmen and The History of Bail?

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The American system of bail is both constitutional (via the Bill of Rights) and legislative. We Americans take many of our rights for granted, but citizens of other countries face a much bleaker outcome when they are arrested and held for trial. The Founding Fathers and our Congress have been instrumental in ensuring that average people cannot be thrown in …

What are Immigration Bail Bonds?

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People often have question about immigration bail bonds and how they differ from other bail bonds. Immigration bail bonds are for foreign nationals residing unlawfully in America. The United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the federal law enforcement agency responsible for border control, including immigration. In bail bonds terms, this is the organization that enforces immigration laws and …

Drunk Driving

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If you get pulled over for suspected Drunk Driving there are a few things you that most attorneys will recommend you should do and not do. 1. Pull Over – Do not try to outrun from law enforcement. 2. Cooperate as much as possible – while keeping the following in mind. 3. You should decline to make any statements without …

Choosing the Right Bail Bond Agency for You.

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Choosing the right bail agency can is the most important decisions to make before you enter into an indemnification agreement. Bail bond agencies work the same within the retrospect of “getting someone out of jail”. However, after the contract is signed, things can go downhill real quick if you depend on that bail agent or bail bond agency to assist …