Public Defender vs. Private Attorney

If you are charged with a DWI, drug possession, sexual assault or any other type of criminal charge, you might be asking yourself whether you want to hire a public defender or a private attorney. Knowing the difference between a public defender and a private attorney can help you make the right decision in regards to who will represent you in court. A public defender is free and is someone who is appointed by the court when you cannot afford an attorney. A private attorney is someone who you pay to represent you in court. There are pros and cons to both types of attorneys.

How an Arrest Can Affect Your Family

No matter the reasons behind your arrest, the whole situation is upsetting and costly. You may feel like you are the only one who has been affected, but in reality, it has also impacted someone close to you, such as a family member or friend. Everyone deals with the arrest of a loved one differently. It is important to move forward after an arrest but it also takes hard work and dedication in order to resolve any issues that resulted from it. The hard work that you put into it will pay off in the end.

Secured vs. Unsecured Bonds: Know the Difference

Have you ever been in a situation where there are too many options to choose from and you’re afraid to choose the wrong one? When it comes to choosing which type of bond to go with, it can be confusing. Not everyone knows or understands the differences. There are two types of main bonds which then have other types categorized beneath them. Knowing the options can help you or your loved one choose the best one.

Bail vs. Bond: Here’s the Difference

Have you ever been in a situation where you or a loved one ended up in jail and needed assistance getting out? Have you ever been confused as to what the next steps were going to be? When an individual is arrested and sent to jail they have to stand before a judge. The judge then decides the terms and conditions of the individual’s bail order. If the individual is considered a threat to society then he or she is denied bail and cannot be released from jail prior to the trial. 

How a Heavy Foot Can Cost You

Everyone gets stopped for speeding at least once in their lives but it’s usually not a big deal and the most that happens is that you pay a hefty fine and get points on your license.  However, for some, speeding can land them in jail.