Incarceration is as dreadful as it sounds. Even after charges are dropped, the criminal record doesn’t wash away. In some cases, legal authorities might decide to delete it after a certain number of years, but it’ll have a deep and long lasting impact on your life.
Although an accused can post bail to be released with a promise to show up for a court hearing, there are some instances where you can’t get a bond.
Indiana is one of the 25 American states where there is no duty to retreat an attacker. The law of Indiana also extends civil immunity under specific self-defense circumstances. An individual’s right to use reasonable force to protect themselves comes under the castle doctrine principle.
Around 27,000 arrests happen all over the United States every day. A person can be arrested for various charges. What’s important is how you handle yourself in such a situation. The best thing you can do for yourself in such a situation is stay quiet. You have the right to remain silent because the information you share can be used in court. You also have a right to an attorney, unfortunately most people aren’t aware of their rights and often don’t know how to proceed after being arrested.
After being arrested and bailed, the verdict of the court hearing determines your future. Other than the lawyer presenting your case, the way you behave in court also tells a judge a lot about you. A court and the judge must be respected. Continue reading
We’ve all heard the Miranda rights at some point—in TV shows, movies, and for some of us, they may have been read out to us in real-life during what we might recall as some of the most intimidating situations we’ve ever been. But most people don’t actually know or understand what their Miranda rights mean for them or how they’ve come about.
Drunk driving is incredibly dangerous. Not only are you endangering your life, but you’re also putting other motorists, pedestrians, and property at risk. Drunk driving in Indiana is taken very seriously; depending on the circumstances, you can be fined up to $5,000, spend a year in jail, or be subjected to a license suspension for up to 2 years. A drunk driving charge taints your record, which is why it’s essential to avoid it at all costs.
Most of us understand what bail is. But very few people actually know how it works until they find themselves in a precarious situation involving the law.
Getting a loved one out of jail is expensive. Bail is usually set at a high price and most people don’t have that kind of money lying around. To free a loved one from jail, they often have to turn to a bail bond service to cover the costs.
Being in jail or seeing someone close to you in jail is not the most ideal of situations. For some people getting out is as simple as paying the bail amount in cash and getting back to regular life until trial.