Month: September 2014

The 8th Amendment

in Laws 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… Read More

Types of Bail Bond Collateral

in Bail Bonds 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. ... Read More

Common Probation Violations

in Laws 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.… Read More

What Should I Know About Receiving Stolen Property?

in Laws 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… Read More

Options For Release From Jail

in Bail Bond, Bail Procedure 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. ... Read More

Signing a Bail Bond Contract – What are Your Responsibilities?

in Bail Bonds 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,… Read More