Signature Bail Bonds: Your Friend for Hard Times

Do you have a close family member or friend in jail? This situation can be very scary and overwhelming. Most people don’t know where to turn. The last thing that you want is to make a bad situation worse than it already is. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the basics about bail bonds and to find a reputable bail bonds service. Signature bail bonds have been helping people out during hard times for decades. A bail bond may be exactly what you gain security for your loved one. Bail Bonds A bail bond is a monetary guarantee for the court that while a case is pending, a defendant

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How Americans Can Avoid Trouble While Travelling Abroad

Travelling to another country is obviously one of the best ways to see the world, and if you’re like many Americans, you might want to visit far off locales where the culture is very different. While travelling this way can be very rewarding and exciting, it can also be problematic for many Americans in certain parts of the world due to political conflicts and tension. This doesn’t mean you need to stay home though – it just means that you need to be careful when you’re travelling. Use this guide to help you avoid serious problems when you’re travelling abroad as an American citizen. Driving Poorly Unlike the United

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What to Know Before Cosigning Your Friend’s Bail Bond

Bail bonds are essential if you wind up in jail, and they help to keep many people who are innocent from being wrongfully held against their will. Bail bonds also help those who commit minor offenses for a variety of reasons to leave jail and begin preparing for their trial. However, most people typically don’t put up their own bail bonds – usually it’s a family member or friend that does it. Just because that’s the norm doesn’t mean that it’s always safe to do that. If you’re thinking about putting a bail bond for a friend, use this guide before you cosign. Evaluate Risk If you know the

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The Must Know Facts About Immigration Bonds

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the government entity that arrests and apprehends foreign nationals. If the ICE or a judge declares a bond amount for a particular foreign national, you must learn how immigration bonds work so that you can get your loved one released from custody until the court date. As long as the ICE doesn’t deem the detainee to be a threat to public safety or national security, the detainee will be eligible for one of the following types of ICE immigration bonds. Delivery bond. With a delivery bond, the detainee is required to appear at all immigration hearings. The individual is able to

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6 Little Known Steps in the Jail Booking Process

If your loved one happens to get arrested it may be a stressful and difficult time, especially if it seems he or she may not be available for immediate release. In this case, you may need knowledge about the booking process. Here are a few little known steps in the jail booking process you should know. The arrestee will be handcuffed, read Miranda Rights, and taken to local law enforcement agency for processing and booking. The booking process involves paperwork recording the alleged crime. Your “mugshot” will be taken, fingerprints, background and warrants checked. After the booking process you may then make a phone call. A full body search

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Stop Collecting DNA from Arrestees: A California Court Order

A California law known as the DNA Act requires that law enforcement take a DNA sample from every adult arrested for or charged with any felony. Law enforcement uses a cheek swab to gather the DNA sample shortly after the person is arrested. The United States Supreme Court reviewed a similar law recently with a case called Maryland vs King. The Supreme Court decided that the cheek swab DNA collection of a suspect after arrest for an offense deemed serious was reasonable. The Supreme Court also approved the analysis of the collected DNA. Recently however, a California court broke the Supreme Court’s King holding. The Second Division of the

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Facebook in 2015: What’s There for Lawyers

2015 will be the year when savvy lawyers are going to get the best return on investment (ROI) from their Facebook marketing efforts. Facebook announced a string of changes for 2015, most meant to make the company more transparent on how it handles users’ data and give users more privacy control. In light of the new changes, here are a few things lawyers should know. Facebook Advertising Facebook now allows users to filter the ads displayed on their timelines through a new tool called “Privacy Basics”. Therefore, to reach the right prospects and at the least cost, lawyers will have to laser-target their Facebook campaigns. Law Firm Location Facebook

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