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Bail Bond Myths Debunked: The Truth About Bail Bonds

Bail bonds are one of the most misunderstood aspects of the criminal justice system. Misinformation can be costly, so let’s take a look at some common bail bond myths and set the record straight. From cost to eligibility, it’s time to separate fact from fiction when it comes to bail bonds.

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The Types of Bondsmen for Different Crimes

Bail bondsmen or bail agents are hired to provide the bail money that court sets for different cases. These individuals are fully aware of the situation they are putting themselves into. Their surety bond will not be returned if the defendant jumps the bail, which essentially means that if the defendant doesn’t show up in court, the bail bondsman must take actions to track and retrieve the defendant. Continue reading

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5 Questions to Ask Your Bail Bondsman

The US might have had a decrease of arrests over the years, but it’s higher than most countries. The arrests are sometimes made on stipulations and assumptions and other times on actual active warrants. After the arrests are made, the defendant is informed about the crimes that they are charged with. At this point they have the choice to make a call to their lawyer or have someone to bail them out.

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Silence and Other Ways To Avoid Self-Incrimination

“I plead the fifth” is a phrase often heard in courtrooms across the United States. This phrase is invoked when a person wishes to avoid self-incrimination or being held responsible for any criminal activity they may have been involved in. It is important to understand how you can protect yourself from self-incrimination and your rights when facing legal repercussions.

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Everything You Need to Know About Bail in Miami County

You’re awakened by an irritated sound of your cell phone around midnight. It’s your distressed friend who has been arrested by the Miami police department; you rush to your car and drive to the station. The police officer throws various words and terms you are unaware of and procedures you can’t wrap your mind around. In this situation, you could get a lawyer but let’s be honest; no lawyer is going to be available at that time of night.

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