Bail Bonds and Your Privacy

A person’s right to privacy is being decimated in the digital age. With video cameras on every street corner and details on every keystroke we make being sold to the highest bidder, our own personal privacy is poised to become a distant memory.

What To Do If You Have an Outstanding Warrant

One of the first things that a police officer does after he or she has pulled you over for a minor traffic violation is to “run your license” which means they’re looking to see if you have a criminal history that they should be aware of but also see if you have any outstanding warrants for your arrest. Often, people aren’t even aware that a warrant has been issued for their arrest.

What Are Your Miranda Rights All About?

You know it by heart, whether you’ve ever been arrested or not. It’s recited on every episode of every police show. You have the right to remain silent. But what’s it all about? Where did it come from and are these rights really that important for me to know?

Property Bonds

If you’re arrested and need to post bail to get out of jail, you have a few options. If you don’t have enough money for bail or a bond but you own a home, you can use that as collateral to get out of jail. It’s called a property bond. A property bond is a bond that uses a valuable property, such as your home, to post bond instead of cash. Property bonds can be equity in a person’s home, commercial building, or vacation home.

Bail or Bond?

For many people who are arrested, bail is set too high to be able to afford. It is, after all, meant to be high enough so you wouldn’t want to skip out on bail and lose it. But for others, it’s not out of reach and they can tap into their savings and pay the full amount of bail and get it back after they’ve shown up in court. No matter the outcome―acquittal, guilty, or the case was dropped―bail will be returned to the defendant. Should you post the bail yourself or use a bail bond agent?