Yearly Archives: 2016

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When Might a Judge Reduce Bail or Waive it Altogether?

Even someone with no legal experience has probably heard of a court setting bail or has seen advertisements for “bail bonds.” But what exactly is bail, and how much is it? When might a judge reduce bail or waive it altogether? What is bail? Bail is essentially an agreement between the defendant and the court. The defendant agrees to “post”…

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Arrests: Your Rights and the Law Is Something Everyone Should Know

Arrests: Your Rights and the Law is something every person should know. Every American citizen has the same rights regardless of the crime committed. If you are ever arrested and charged with a criminal offense, there are several amendments to the U.S. Constitution that will protect your rights. These amendments are part of what make up the Bill of Rights which came about because of abuses before and during the American Revolution.