Month: August 2020

Bail and parole are often mixed up in discussions of the legal system, sometimes even in TV shows and movies. As similar as they might be in concept, bail and parole are two different tools used at different times in the legal process. They have their own requirements and restrictions, and a defendant who’s eligible …

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It’s easy to be intimidated by officers when you’re stopped, which can make it harder to realize what your rights are and whether or not they’re being violated. Everyone should know the rights they have when stopped by the police so they can make informed decisions. Here’s everything you need to know about your rights …

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What are Bail Agent Associations? The Bail Bond System in Texas Understanding bail bonds will help you understand the importance of Bail Agent Associations. When a person is charged with a crime and taken to jail, there is a booking process that will usually last for an hour or two before the defendant is given …

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What to Do if a Disabled Person Gets Arrested Being arrested is a stressful and scary time, add to that having a disability. People with disabilities face all sorts of discrimination every day. Research suggests they may also face this discrimination while interacting with the police. This study showed that people with disabilities, including emotional, …

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First, What Happens When You Are Arrested? The timeline may go as follows: You (the defendant) are arrested. You are taken to the police station and booked. After being booked, you may be offered an option to pay bail. If the defendant accepts this option and pays bail, the defendant is released. If you are …

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Should I tell a child when a close relative has been arrested? When a loved one is arrested you need to make the difficult decision of when and what to tell your children. It is completely your decision but children tend to deal better with honesty from the beginning. They don’t need to know all …

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