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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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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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What is a bounty hunter and how are bounty hunters related to bail?

When a defendant is released from jail on a bail bond, they pay a fee and sign a contract with the bail bond agency, agreeing (among other things) to appear in court. The agency paying the bail [...]

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Part 3: Dispelling Bail Bond Myths

Part 3: Dispelling Bail Bond Myths Some popular and “catchy” narratives might suggest that the bail industry targets minorities and those with less financial fortune, as well as [...]

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