Post by Bail Hotline Staff 8 July 2013 Comments: 0
There was a time in the United States where various individuals had no civil rights whatsoever. For the most part, those days have come and gone; but that doesn’t mean that some people’s rights aren’t still routinely trampled upon. Luckily, there are now laws in place to protect individuals of certain backgrounds from unfair discrimination. Someone who violates another person’s civil rights, or worse, commits a hate crime, can face serious consequences in the state of California.
Post by Bail Hotline Staff 5 July 2013 Comments: 0
America has the largest prison population per capita in the entire world. Because of this, it’s no surprise that most people know someone who either is or at one time has been incarcerated in a jail or prison. Jail is used to punish misdemeanors, and incarceration in a county jail doesn’t exceed one year, however someone sent to prison is usually in for the long haul.
Post by Bail Hotline Staff 1 July 2013 Comments: 0
Those who have had an arrest warrant issued in their name probably know the outcome, but it’s possible that they don’t fully understand the mechanism of the warrant. Knowing the way warrants work, however, is an important piece of information that a defendant or their family members need to know. At heart, an arrest warrant is simply a document authorizing law enforcement to arrest an individual and bring them to court, but in reality, it is much more.
Post by Bail Hotline Staff 27 June 2013 Comments: 0
Most people enjoy having a drink every so often, but whatever great feeling this leads to can dissipate quickly for a person arrested for driving under the influence (DUI).
Post by Bail Hotline Staff 24 June 2013 Comments: 0
Far too many people have felt the dread that comes along with knowing that their friend or relative has been arrested. It oftentimes seems as if we’re powerless to help them since they’re sitting in a jail cell under the county’s jurisdiction. Fortunately, there are ways that we can be of assistance to our friends or loved ones if they are sitting in jail; it just requires a bit of research.