3 Bail Bond Scams You Need to Watch Out For

3 Bail Bond Scams You Need to Watch Out For

Arrests are very anxiety-inducing. Whether you’re guilty or not, an arrest can make you panic and fearful. Many bail bond agents try and take advantage of the vulnerability of the situation and get some money out of you. The best thing you can do is to keep calm and...
What Are Your Rights as A Defendant?

What Are Your Rights as A Defendant?

Just because you’ve been accused of a crime, doesn’t mean that the law enforcement personnel can mistreat you. The US constitution grants you several rights to ensure that you’re treated with dignity from the point of the arrest until the trial takes...
Warrants—Why They Matter

Warrants—Why They Matter

An arrest is only lawful if it’s carried out as prescribed by the law. Even as a person awaiting trial, you have certain rights. For instance, a police officer is not allowed to use force during an arrest, and they cannot search property that they do not have a...
What are the Most Common Crimes and Offenses in the US

What are the Most Common Crimes and Offenses in the US

While crime rates are subject to fluctuation, some crimes have stood out as the most commonly occurring in the last few decades. Let’s take a look at what they are: Property Crimes When you destroy someone’s property or deprive them of it, you’re committing a property...
Is It Possible To Get Your Bail Reduced?

Is It Possible To Get Your Bail Reduced?

All defendants in the United States have a constitutional right to bail unless the judge can provide a rationale for denying it. The right to bail was granted to all those suspected of a crime in the 8th Amendment, with an underlying consideration for possible...

How Depressing it Can be to be in Jail During Christmas

Growing up, there was nothing quite like watching the Home Alone movies to keep the Christmas spirit alive. Watching the tale of a young boy who was left behind on Christmas was almost a Christmas tradition in itself. Even today, people around the world anticipate the...
Panic Attacks in the Court Room and How to Fight Them

Panic Attacks in the Court Room and How to Fight Them

Every year, there’s new research that proves that getting arrested can have a lasting impact on people. You’re aware that your mugshot is now publicly available—it is, in fact, even public domain. And if you think state laws could perhaps swoop in and save the day,...
How Arrests Destroy Lives

How Arrests Destroy Lives

You might think that the most damage an arrest could do is tarnish a person’s reputation, but there’s so much more to it. Your past record is just the tip of the iceberg; when you scratch the surface, there’s so much more: the damage runs deep, affecting everyone...

For Your Loved Ones Who Were Arrested: Overcoming PTSD

Experts agree that being arrested can lead to acute trauma. A professor of Forensic Psychology at King’s College, London, stated that being arrested is a stressful situation that can lead to anger, resentment, and more. In short, it leaves people vulnerable. Left in...
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