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Do’s and Don’ts while out on bail

After being released from jail, defendants often worry about what they should and shouldn’t do while waiting for their next court appearance. You should take advantage of this time and prepare [...]

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How to support a loved one after incarceration

It is difficult for any family to navigate transitions, but when a loved one has been away due to incarceration, it can be especially challenging. Here are five items to consider when preparing [...]

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You are being pulled over, but is it a real cop?

Every so often, you may hear of a victim being pulled over by someone impersonating the authorities. As if being followed by red and white lights wasn’t scary enough, it is now important to know [...]

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What to do when you are being pulled over

Being followed, and pulled over, by authorities can be a nerve-wracking experience. Between the flashing lights and wailing sirens, it is easy to become distracted. In addition to remaining calm [...]

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I was arrested in front of my kids–now what?

Being arrested in front of your children may cause trauma and long term harm. Many law enforcement and child welfare agencies do not have clear policies on post-arrest treatment of children. It [...]

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Turning Yourself in After an Arrest Warrant

Arrest warrants are often issued by judges in new cases for probation issues or failing to comply with court orders. While you are typically notified of an arrest warrant via telephone or mail, [...]

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Posting Bail for Someone in Another State

Helping a loved one post bail is never easy. It may be even trickier when you are trying to post bail for someone in another state. If you are not able to provide the entire bail amount, it is [...]

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Sobering Holiday Facts: Don’t Drink and Drive

While it’s fun to celebrate this time of year, remember to stay safe and plan ahead. Last year, MN officers, deputies and troopers arrested 2,656 impaired drivers from November 22nd through [...]

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MN Program Supports Incarcerated Parents and Families

Parenting with Purpose (PWP) is a Minnesota based organization that supports imprisoned parents by providing classes focused on education and support. The goal of the group is to meet the unique [...]

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What is the difference between bail and bond?

When defendants are released from jail, they are temporarily released on bail or bond until a future court date. While the terms are often used interchangeably, they are two separate terms of [...]

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