The purpose of bail is to make sure the defendant shows up at scheduled court hearings. Of course, by the time a defendant is thinking about future court dates, they've more than likely already been … [Read more...] about What Happens at a Bail Hearing?
Bail and Bail Bonds - Legal Issues
Bail and bail bonds have long been a right under the U.S. Constitution. There are a number of emerging legal issues related to bail, bail bonds, and bail bondsmen in Maryland and throughout the country. We've taken the opportunity to provide information and updates about these issues herein so you can understand precisely what the rights of your friends, family, or loved ones are if they're in jail and seeking bail.
In Massachusetts, Governor Charlie Baker is calling for a new initiative that will allow district attorneys to consider how dangerous an arrestee is when determining if they will be held in jail until … [Read more...] about In Massachusetts, Violent Criminals to Be Kept Off Streets
If you are in the habit of driving after a couple of drinks, you may believe that you're ready to outwit the officer that will inevitably pull you over one day. You might be ready with a great … [Read more...] about Can You Decline a Breath Alcohol Test When Pulled Over?
Most people have heard of "restraining orders". They are commonly referred to as something that someone can get, or attempt to get, against a person who they feel is a danger to them or causing … [Read more...] about Protective Orders, Restraining Orders and Bail
If you're in the unfortunate situation of having to defend yourself against criminal charges in a court of law, one of the fundamental decisions you'll need to make is who will represent you in your … [Read more...] about Private Lawyers vs. Public Defenders
In New Hampshire, a special commission convened by lawmakers will study bail and pretrial detention in order to make a full recommendation regarding how the state's courts should treat defendants … [Read more...] about New Hampshire Bail & Pretrial Detention