Imprisonment can have a harmful impact on an incarcerated person’s mental health. It can take a huge toll on the psychological state of inmates. And factors such as the length of imprisonment, separation from families, and the prison’s environment can give rise to feelings of delusion, paranoia, isolation, depression, and PTSD. Continue reading
There are currently over four million Americans behind bars. This puts a significant amount of stress on their families, especially on their partners. Dealing with a partner’s incarceration isn’t easy, and many times, the emotional, financial, and physical tolls can leave the strongest of bonds cracked and strained. Continue reading
For long, resisting arrests has been used by police to exploit poor defendants and justify baseless arrests. The police don’t like to be defied, and as a result, they arrest individuals for resisting arrests. However, resisting an arrest isn’t always defying the law, is it? Let’s find out.
A criminal record holds complete details of a person’s criminal convictions and arrests maintained by the US Police department and the criminal justice system. Stats show that every 1 in 3 American adults—almost 70 million people in the country—have a criminal record. This means that at least 30 million US kids have one parent with a felonious history. Continue reading
PTSD is a set of reactions that may occur after someone has been through a traumatic event. Let’s see if there is a link between Arrests and PTSD.
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.