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Did you or a loved one get arrested? Getting stuck behind bars is never easy, but it doesn’t mean you have to stay there. When you get arrested, you will go to an arraignment. Here, the judge will tell you the crime you are being convicted for, as well as inform you if you get …

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It’s no secret that last year was devastating for all of us. However, some were hit much harder by the COVID-19 pandemic than others. According to the Texas Restaurant Association, around 700,000 people in the industry lost their jobs in the first months of the pandemic, and thousands of restaurants were closed. House Bill 1024 …

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On April 30, the Texas House of Representatives passed House Bill 441 with 88-40 votes. Effectively, HB 441 could reduce the penalties for low-level marijuana possession charges. Plus, the bill could help many Texans already charged with possession as it would allow them to wipe charges from their criminal records.  House Bill 441 The new …

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As a major city in the state of Texas, there is a lot of scrutiny on the crime rate in Dallas. Crime rates are a major consideration for people who may be thinking about moving to a city. When businesses or individuals are looking for places to live and do business, they have to feel …

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Being arrested is scary. Your brain is overloaded and there’s always plenty of advice to go around. However, it’s important to know how the bail bonds process works. Here are seven common myths that you shouldn’t believe. # 1 – All bail must be paid to be released A bail bond helps you make bail. …

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The flu regularly spreads through prisons and jails in the US for many of the same reasons that COVID-19 does. They pack vulnerable people in close quarters, with limited access to soap or other ways to protect themselves. Handling a single outbreak is already a struggle in these places, which often don’t do enough to …

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People post bail for a variety of reasons, ranging from domestic violence to probation violation. No matter the offense for which you were originally arrested, the law considers violating probation a serious infraction. What can repeat offenders do to get the best bail decision? The best thing repeat offenders can do is to retain an …

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Unsanitary and overpopulated jail conditions have become a hot topic since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has spurred counties and states across the country to look for chances to lower their jail and prison populations. Some states have chosen to reduce bail amounts or even completely waive the bail for low-risk arrestees with …

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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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