What is the difference between an infraction, a misdemeanor, and a felony?

The terms “infraction,” “misdemeanor,” and “felony” have probably flown across your ears every now and then – from video games to television to movies to the morning news. But do you understand the differences between the three? Some people may think they are simply synonyms for each other. But, they are not and it is…

Your parents will never stop being your parents

No matter how old you are, your parents will never stop being your parents: calling you every now and then making sure you’re doing alright, giving you advice (whether you asked for it or not), and loving you and looking out for you. Whether you’re 10 or 21 or 33, your parents will always prioritize…

How quickly can I get my loved one home?

What happens when someone is arrested on a bailable offense is that they can appear before a judge within 3 days of their arrest. However, if they post the entire bail in cash at the jail, or have someone on their behalf do so, they do not have to see the judge. The defendant then…

What is the purpose of bail?

As the US Constitution grants, every person is innocent until proven guilty. Incarcerating a person for days, weeks, months, even a year or two, until his or her hearing is unlawful, which is why bail exists to protect and uphold this right of living free (though perhaps with some restrictions) until that hearing date. Bail…

Are your rights being violated?

Most people are so intimated by the police that they disregard challenging them. And sometimes, because the police know they are the force and know people are intimidated, they may overstep their power and violate civilian rights, something many civilians may be unaware of. If you ever end up in a situation where you feel…

What is a surety bond?

When a person is arrested and jailed, their court date is not for another few week, months, maybe a year. Unless otherwise demanded by court, the arrestee has the option to hire a bail bond agent to assist them in posting bail so they can leave jail and live and work until they must reappear…