Both neighboring states have odd food related laws. In Iowa, it is illegal to pass off margarine or oleo as butter, leading to a misdemeanor with up to 30 days in jail and/or a $625 fine. In WI, all butter and cheese products made in the state must be “highly pleasing.”
In our fine state, you may not participate in a contest where the point is to chase and catch a pig — “greased, oiled, or otherwise.” You also may not throw turkeys or chickens in the air with the intent to catch them. Any violation of this is considered a misdemeanor.
Yes. If you are violating laws and charged by an officer you need to face the consequences, regardless of whether you are on land or on the water.
They are very similar charges and consequences, each varying depending on the situation and background of the offender.
No, in fact most thefts occur between 10 in the morning and 3 in the afternoon.
The summer season usually sees an uptick in theft.
An immigration bail bond is a three-party contract between the Homeland Security Department, the Obligor (Surety) and co-obligor (Agent), and the Principal (also called defendant, respondent or alien).
The amount of an immigration bond is determined by the Department of Homeland Security—there is no standard amount.
A detainee is eligible for a bond when they prove that they are NOT a danger to the community and are NOT at flight risk.
ICE held an average of more than 42,000 people in custody each day throughout fiscal year 2018, the highest since it began tracking data in 2001.
In 2009 Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam was released on $100 million bail on criminal charges in an alleged $20 million insider-trading scheme.
Yes, often celebrities utilize a bond agent to make it more affordable and be held accountable.
Yes. Judges base bail amounts on the history of the defendant and type of crime, not celebrity status.
Always coordinate and communicate any changes with your attorney and bail bondsman.
Depending on the type of charges and potential evidence needed, as well coordinating the court schedule details, court dates can range from just a few weeks to a few months.
As long as any personal information changes are communicated and approved by the bail bondsman, your attorney and the court. Depending on the types of charges or the level of flight risk, each case is managed differently.
A simple google search can find local and state resources. Prisons, parole officers, and government agencies can also provide contact information.
Yes, but you may be limited. Depending on the charge and type of crime, some industries restrict felons and offenders.
Typically, nothing. Solo accounts are frozen for the duration of incarceration.
Depending on the situation and background, defendants charged with impersonating an officer could obtain a misdemeanor or felony and all associated fines and/or jail time.
Yes. While most State Patrol cars are designated as such, the MN State Patrol has 15 unmarked cars with the ability to pull over vehicles violating the law.
Officers of the law should carry a badge with a unique ID number on it, as well as their name. Some municipalities issue government ID cards as well, listing a photo and full name.
In MN, speeding tickets usually disappear after five years. However, serious speeding tickets stay on for 10 years.
Typically, a $145 ticket is issued for going 15 miles per hour over the speed limit. That does not take into account an increase in insurance or additional fees. Charges could be increased depending on the drivers history.
Speeding, running a red light, improper or unsafe lane changes, reckless driving, and tailgating
Neglect is the failure of a parent to provide for the child’s physical, emotional, medical and educational well being.
Law enforcement agencies’ definition of the term “minor” is not always “under 18.” Definitions for this term range from “16 and under” to “10 and under.”
In general, you can’t lose custody just for being incarcerated. However, if you don’t communicate with your child for six consecutive months your parental rights may be terminated on grounds of abandonment.
It’s best to leave most things at home and come with clean, comfortable clothes and slip on shoes. Photo identification is required. You may bring glasses, medication and a list of important phone numbers, but all other jewelry, contraband, and technology will be confiscated.
Often by retaining an attorney, you can negotiate a surrender, where you can be booked, processed, arraigned and released on bail, all in the same day. Sometimes, depending on the severity of the warrant, an attorney may be able to get the warrant dismissed without ever even showing up to court. Overall, it can help with the entire legal process.
At any time, with no warning.
A simple internet search should provide results to call bonding companies in the area, or ask for a referral.
It may, depending on the situation and timing. Working with a local bail bondsman will help set reasonable expectations.
A good place to start is the personal information of the individual in jail, their charges and bail amount, as well as the name of the county and institution in which they are being held.
Potentially, a bail bond company is liable for a large sum of money, should the defendant decide to skip court appointments. Often bail bond companies require defendants to check in on a regular basis, or agree to be monitored as terms of the loan.
Often a warrant is issued for their arrest. If a bond company was used to secure their release, the bond company will work to locate the client and return them to jail.
Typically the fee when working with a bail bond company is 10% of the bail amount.
Harboring a fugitive is against the law. If you are aware of someone who has jumped bail, you should alert local law enforcement.
Recent statistics show about 30,000 bail jumpers are apprehended by bounty hunters every year– about 90% of total fugitives who flee.
While the government does not regulate bounty hunters, typically applicants must be at least 18 years of age, never convicted of a felony, able to provide character references, and registered with local law officials.
If a suspect chooses not to adhere to the bail agreement and skips court appearances, the bond amount is forfeited to the court, leaving the bail agency responsible for the bond amount.
If a suspect does not appear for scheduled court appearances, and is not located via a bench warrant, “Failure to Appear” charges could be added against them. Additional charges usually match the severity of the original offense.
When a defendant misses a court date, a judge may issue a bench warrant, directing law enforcement agents to take the suspect into custody to address the failure to appear in court charges.
If a suspect has poor previous conduct in the court system, no family ties in the community, little employment history, strained financial resources, and/or a compromised reputation, there is a higher risk of the defendant failing to appear in court. This factor plays a role in determining bail and release.
After a suspect is booked and bail is set, the defendant may pay and be released from jail when approved by the court.
No. While standard bail amounts are common, a judges discretion plays a role in each individual case.
Judges set bail amounts by taking a variety of factors into consideration, including the severity of the crime, the defendant’s behavior, and the safety of the community.
Miranda Rights are named after Ernesto Arturo Miranda, an Arizona man who was convicted of multiple felonies based on a confession he made during an interrogation. He didn’t realize he had the right to remain silent.
Anything you say to a police officer, or that is heard on camera inside of the police car, can be used against you in a court of law. Your Miranda Rights will not apply unless you are saying them in response to a direct question from the officer. Silence is always a good option.
Yes, officers can interrogate you without reading Miranda Rights. However, if they fail to read you these rights, they are unable to use your statements as evidence against you in a court of law. If this occurs, officers are still able to use the information you gave them to guide their investigation of the crime in which you are accused. This is why it is important that you know your Miranda Rights regardless if they are read to you or not.