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Consequences of Snowmobiling While Intoxicated (SWI)

Winter outdoor enthusiasts, beware: you will be charged if you are found operating a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances. Much like a DWI, reckless behavior while [...]

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Don’t Drink and Drive this Holiday Season

As many of us attend social gatherings and pick up an extra bottle (or two) of “good cheer,” remember to plan a sober ride home this festive season. With an abundance of sober options just a [...]

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History of Bail Bonds

The system of receiving  money or property in exchange for temporary release from jail dates back to the 13th century in England. Bond practices came about to balance the access among the rich, [...]

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Benefits of Using AAA Bail Bonds

When you choose AAA Bail Bonds, you are depending on the resources and experience of a trusted bail bond agency. Established in 1991 as Thomes Bail Bond, the current owner and president, Rick, [...]

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How Bail Differs in Federal Court

One of the major differences between state and federal court proceedings is that there is no system of bail or use of bondsman for temporary release. Instead, there is a separate pretrial release [...]

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How forfeiting bail impacts the process

Sometimes defendants fail to appear in court, or violate a condition of their bail, and the court orders the bail bond to be forfeited. In these cases, an arrest warrant would be issued, and the [...]

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What is the difference between county or city jails and prison?

Depending on the location of an arrest, a defendant may spend time in a county or city jail. Inmates are held at a city or county jail while being charged, but typically not yet sentenced. While [...]

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How getting arrested may impact your career

While you are “innocent until proven guilty” your boss may not be so supportive when coordinating your work schedule from behind bars. Laws in place protect discriminatory hiring and firing [...]

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What you need to know about the MN hands free cell phone law

On April 12, 2019 Gov. Tim Walz signed the “hands free while driving” bill into law, that went into effect August 1st. Minnesota joined 17 other states requiring drivers to be “hands free” of [...]

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What does contempt of court mean to me?

The phrase “contempt of court” seems to be a glamorized term, used in the media and mentioned in high profile cases. But, what does it really mean? And what are the consequences? Contempt of [...]