Being Released On Your Own Recognizance

Most people who are released from jail during their trial period have to pay bail. Some people however, do not. These people are released on what is called your “own recognizance” and all they do is sign a paper promising they will show up for court when they are needed, understanding that if they do…

Sorry, Bail Is Never Tax Deductible

If you’re wondering whether bail is tax-deductible, well, it’s not. Even though it is money that goes to the government, it is really a guarantee (like an incentive) to get the defendant to show up for his or her court dates. Plus, the bail money is refundable (as long as the defendant has been compliant…

Understanding The Statute Of Limitations

A statute of limitations refers to the time period in which a person can be charged with a crime they committed. This period of time may start either the moment the crime was committed or when it was discovered that this crime was committed. Statute of limitations will be different according to different crimes, situations,…

Use Your Criminal Record As Motivation And Determination To Achieve Future Goals

Having a criminal record obviously isn’t the best thing, but it won’t stop you from obtaining future opportunities. If you are applying for a new job, housing, a loan, etc., yes, you will need to indicate if you have any criminal history. But, that doesn’t mean you will automatically be denied. Many with criminal records…

Use Your Rights To Your Benefit

“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in court. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you.” These are the Miranda Rights that are read to every person who is arrested. Obviously a defendant…

Have You Ever Considered That Getting Arrested Could Be A Good Thing?

That’s a pretty outlandish thing to hear, is what we bet you’re thinking. What good can come out of my loved one getting arrested? The good will depend on the circumstance. Public safety – maybe the defendant was a dangerous criminal terrorizing the community, or at least unleashing a whole lot of fear Personal “wake…

The Secret To Bailing Your Loved One Out Of Jail

The secret to bailing your loved one out of jail really isn’t much of a secret. It just happens to be hidden in plain sight, under common sense, if you will. It’s not about the cost or the crime or the location. It’s about finding the best bail bond company and agent that will help…