If a person is arrested, they get to know about the charges against them filed by the prosecutor in a hearing known as an arraignment. Unless they plead guilty or the prosecutor removes the charges, they go for a trial in which the prosecutor proves their charges. This blog explains arraignment and a trial in detail. Continue reading
A bounty hunter and bail bond agent are vastly different but complementary jobs. Bail bondsmen work with bounty hunters in an event when a defendant jumps bail. Continue reading
FTA (Failure to Appear) is a term used for offenders released on bail but failed to appear at their court hearing. Statistics show that 5% to 10% of the defendants fail to appear in their court hearings, which totals up to 10,000 such incidents per year. FTA isn’t a legal issue as bail jumping also has financial ramifications for the defendant. Continue reading
Bail is cash or a bail bond accepted in court in exchange for allowing the defendant to stay out of custody until their case is concluded. Continue reading
When a judge has to make a decision about a pre-trial release for a defendant, they refer to different sources. Continue reading
Individuals who have been accused of committing a crime have a right to bail pending trial. Someone who posts bail or is released on their “own recognizance” can remain out of custody while their case is pending.
Laws and procedures regarding pretrial release tend to vary somewhat from one state to another. There are also several factors that influence bail amounts. However, there are a number of different factors that defense attorneys regularly address when attempting to get a lower or even no bail for their clients.
Court decisions are life-changing. It comes as no surprise that trials can cause you a significant amount of stress, especially if you’re representing yourself. If that’s the case, don’t panic. All you have to do is to be well-prepared and keep these 5 tips in mind to make your bail application successful.
In the US, both the federal and state governments have the autonomy to prosecute people charged with criminal offenses. Continue reading
If you’ve ever had to contest a traffic ticket, you’ll know that courts tend to assume the police officer’s version of events. Continue reading