From The Blog
Collateral: Will I Get My Stuff Back?
When someone is arrested and bail is set for their release from jail, there is the option of offering something as collateral to the court or to a bail bondsman if you don’t have enough money to cover it. Bail is an incentive to ensure that the defendant shows up for his/her court dates. Once the trial is over, no matter if it’s dismissed or the defendant is found innocent or guilty, any bail money or collateral will be returned to its owner. A bail bond agent will charge a non-refundable fee of 10% that will not be returned. It’s the fee for using their services.
A Loved One Was Arrested. What Do I Do?
No one wants to get a call in the middle of the night form a loved one who has been arrested. It’s scary and confusing. You may be angry or upset with him for his actions but regardless, you want to help. Should you? If your loved one has done this a lot, is a habitual offender who has called upon you often for this kind of help, should you give it, again? Unfortunately, this is a question that only you can answer.
DWI Traffic Stop: Know Your Rights
No one should ever drive under the influence. It’s quite simple: people will die and lives will be ruined. But drivers still get behind the wheel of their two-ton hunks of potential destruction when their mental abilities have been impaired by alcohol or drugs. Media campaigns warning of the dangers aren’t enough so police departments across the country periodically conduct DWI checkpoints to catch drivers who have had too much to drink.