How Common Are Unlawful Arrests?

An unlawful arrest, otherwise known as a false arrest, is confusing, frantic, and downright unfortunate. For many, it’s nothing but a nightmare. We would all like to think that, by following the law, injustice does not affect us. The police, after all, are...

What Rights Do Inmates Have?

It’s a common misconception that inmates do not have any rights while behind bars. That’s untrue. Inmates absolutely do have rights, but they vary depending on the state and holding facility. Still inmate’s rights are definitely curtailed. You lose a lot when you’re...

Your Responsibilities When Bailing Someone Out

If your best friend or a loved one is in trouble, they need your help. You may need to bail them out of a tight spot, but that comes with responsibilities you may not know. Once you sign the bail bond contract, you’re money’s on the line. Court Dates When you bail a...

What Happens When You Get Arrested

Whether there’s a warrant out for your arrest or you made a mistake, you’re likely wondering what happens next. It’s essential to understand the arrest process in either situation. Here are the basics. The Actual Arrest Depending on the nature of the arrest in...

How Did the Bail System Begin?

For most of us, our knowledge of the bail system begins and ends with daytime television. You know, the crime drama series playing during the afternoon, while everyone is at work or school. The whole system is a bit more historic and sophisticated than that, though....