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Misdemeanors vs Infractions—What’s The Difference?

Criminal offenses can be primarily classified into three major types; felonies, misdemeanors, and infractions. The punishments, charges, and penalties for each of these categories are different. The seriousness of a case relies heavily on whether it’s an infraction, misdemeanor, or a felony.

In this blog, we’ll discuss the difference between infractions and misdemeanors. Continue reading

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How Does Bail Work?

Bail is a system that supports the release of the defendant of a criminal case subject to their commitment to appear at the subsequent legal proceedings. Depending on a state’s legislation, a bail may be secured by financial payments, court-imposed property liens, or on the defendant’s pledge to make monetary payments if they fail to comply with the conditions of their release from imprisonment. Continue reading