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What is the Difference Between County or City Jails and Prisons?

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 Do I Get Someone Out of Jail if I Have No Money?

No one wants to get a call from a loved one in jail, It’s a hard thing to process. Someone you care about is in a bad situation, and they’re asking you for help. It’s that much worse when you [...]

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Can I Post 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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Celebrities Paying Bail!

Thousands of people post bail every day, but when celebrities are involved in criminal activity social media is quick to report it, and we are more likely to hear about it. ​Celebrities do not [...]

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Consequences of Snowmobiling While Intoxicated

There are a lot of ways to get around in Minnesota, even in the winter. However, many residents still think you have to be behind the wheel of a car in order to get a DWI. Winter outdoor [...]

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Conditional and Unconditional Bail Amounts and Degree of DUI Charge

Whenever the imposed bail amount is less than the maximum amount allowed, conditions of release will apply. If a DUI case involves certain circumstances, then an individual’s release conditions [...]

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MN Mandatory Bail and How Bail is Set for Drunk Driving in Minnesota 

Minnesota law states that a judge who sets a bail amount as a condition of release must set two different amounts: one based on the suspect keeping other conditions of release (such as wearing a [...]

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What is The Difference Between Bail and Bond?

When defendants are released from jail, they may have to post bail as part of the conditions of release ordered by a judge.  Oftentimes the words bail and bond are used in connection with these [...]

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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 posting the bail [...]

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Bail Bonds for Identity Theft

Every day, thousands of people are victims of identity theft, with many not even knowing it until damage has been done. According to Minnesota law: A person who transfers, possesses, or uses an [...]

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