If you’re not sure about what public defenders are, they’re attorneys appointed by the state or federal government to provide legal representation to individuals who have been criminally charged, or require assistance in certain civil matters, but cannot afford to hire private attorneys for some reason. Continue reading
Posts made in March 2020
What’s wrong with Algorithmic Tools to Determine Who Gets to Make Bail
The United States incarcerates more individuals than any other nation in the world. In 2016, the jails and prisons of the country held around 2.2 million inmates, with another 4.5 million being held in other correctional facilities. In other words, 1 out if every 38 American adults were in some type of correctional facility. Continue reading
What to Expect From Your Attorney?
When looking for an attorney, most of us find one based on the fees they charge. But that can’t be the only factor that determines whether an attorney is a good fit. You also need to look into other factors such as their credibility, experience, and ability to tackle your case. Continue reading
The Rules of Criminal Procedures in Indiana
Posting bail on a pre-trial basis in Indiana is not as hard as it sounds. There are two reasons why we make this claim: Continue reading
Public Defender or Private Attorney—Who Should You Work With?
If you’ve landed in some legal trouble, the three main stakeholders are the judge, your attorney, and the bail bond agent. Each of them has an instrumental role to play in guaranteeing your bail and consequently, paving the way for a positive outcome. Continue reading
Can You Travel out of State While on Bail?
Legally, the state has little to no right to tell you that you can’t travel in or out of the state. However, when you’re out on bail and wish to travel, state rules apply! Continue reading
What Possessions Can You Use as Collateral When Arranging a Bail Bond?
Criminal law in Indiana makes it easy for a defendant to acquire bail on a pre-trial basis, as long as they’re able to fulfill the following conditions: Continue reading
Theft and Robbery- What is the Difference
Theft and robbery are commonly used to refer to the same thing but since we are looking at things from the legal perspective, these two terms differ. Here is how:
What are Miranda Rights?
According to the US Constitution, Miranda Rights are a part of the Fifth Amendment that protects defendants against ‘self-incrimination.’
Crime In The US- Facts You Should Know
According to Forbes, the US crime rate in 2019 went down by 5 percent. Here are more facts about crime in the US presented in this infographic.