When the police arrest you, they’re not just locking you up; they’re also taking away your fundamental right to freedom. Therefore, it’s vital that you never surrender to an arrest that’s illegal or unlawful.
If an officer has probable cause to make an arrest, that arrest is lawful. Period.
Want to know the requirements of posting bail for a loved one in jail? Read this infographic to know all you need to.
Arrests in the US are more common than you’d think! In fact, even your highest estimate will probably lowball the number.
Being on the wrong side of the law is a terrifying situation. But it’s even worse when you have no way of getting out of jail as you await trial. But this is exactly what happens if you’re arrested and don’t have money to post bail.
Getting arrested is a scary experience. It puts your hard-earned reputation at risk, and other than that, it may also put you in a financial crunch. And we haven’t even mentioned the legal expenses and extended court appearances! In short, it’s a lot of trouble.
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
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