The 8th Amendment

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There are a variety of legal safety nets that have been placed within the judicial system that were designed to prevent the federal and state government from removing an individual’s personal liberties after they have been arrested. Unfortunately, these situations can become both convoluted and expensive in the blink of an eye, and this means…


Types of Bail Bond Collateral

A bail bond is a loan made to a defendant by a third party to cover the cost of bail. Bail is set by a court to ensure a defendant’s appearance at trial. Like many loans, a bail bond can be secured by collateral which can be seized if the loan is not repaid.


Common Probation Violations

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When arrested for a crime, a person will usually get a bail bond, head to court and defend his or her good name. However, once a person loses the case, they may end up with probation. Others times, after serving time in a prison, one will get out, but still have probation for a while….


What Should I Know About Receiving Stolen Property?

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People usually think of crimes as the sole actions of individuals. However, third parties are often involved. This is the case for receiving stolen property. Many people may wonder what they should do in such a situation and whether or not they could be convicted of a crime. It is indeed a crime but only…


Options For Release From Jail

After a defendant has gone through the booking process, there are a number of methods toward release. The most common route out of jail is through the bail bond, which is also known as a “surety contract.” In some cases, a defendant may not qualify for release and will need to wait for arraignment.


Signing a Bail Bond Contract – What are Your Responsibilities?

The arrest of a friend or relative is often a chaotic and confusing time for many. During this time, you may find yourself called upon to help bail out your loved one. While bail bonds are lifesavers for people put into this financial dilemma, it’s important to understand your responsibilities as the co-signer, or indemnitor,…