Stats show that there were over 10.08 million arrests in the US during 2019-20 under federal or state level jurisdiction. While some of these people get bails, others land in prison. Either way, they face severe consequences of their arrest such as, derogatory remarks, unemployment, financial constraints, and not to mention, a wretched credit history. Continue reading
Until an officer has probable cause for an arrest, the individual is only detained for the time being.
In this infographic, we look at the various aspects of life that are affected by a criminal record. Continue reading
According to research, children of incarcerated parents are around five times more likely to end up in prison if there is no parental involvement. However, this doesn’t mean you should give up on trying to prevent that from happening. You’ll have to work within the prison guidelines and continue making arrangements to extend your support. Continue reading
Getting arrested is scary! Seeing a teen behind bars is even worse. Teen arrests are more common in the US than you think. Back in 2019, as many as 696,620 teenagers were arrested in the US. Given the age’s vulnerability, your teen is probably not aware of how they can get out of jail. Continue reading
A common misconception in criminal law is assuming that an arrest is the same as being detained. Under both circumstances you interact with the police, but an arrest signifies that you are charged with a crime. A detention is simply being taken away to be questioned by a police. Whether you have been arrested or detained, it’s essential to understand the differences and know your rights. Continue reading