Probation is usually a punishment available for a crime, generally a misdemeanor or first-time offense. Probation helps you avoid jail time or spend less time in jail. In exchange of this, you have to follow certain rules or restrictions under your probation. If you will not follow these rules during your probation period, it would result in probation violation which would cause severe consequences.
In the California prisons, cellphones are not allowed. The ban was enacted in 2011 when 11,000 illicit cellphones were confiscated from jails across California. Jail inmates were using their cellphones to devise ways to commit crimes. The issue wasn’t only the case of criminal activities inside the prison, but also the spreading of illegal businesses outside the jail compound into society. Continue readings
You may never think about applying for bail for yourself or a friend, but then again, no one expects calls in the middle of the night about bail opportunities. Yet sometimes the last person you would expect to get arrested can wind up making that call over something like drunk driving Here are ways to deal with the bail application to help take the emotion out of an arrest. Continue readings
Based on the law that a person is presumed innocent of a crime until proven guilty, it follows that no individual should have to do jail time until getting convicted. There are cases when suspects are denied bail, especially if they have a criminal history. The following is information on the difference between bail and bond. Continue readings
It’s easy to break laws in California (or any other state) since there are far too many laws for any one person to study. Not all laws are well publicized in the media, especially the ones that seem trivial or could trigger public outcry. Here are ten of the most surprisingly hidden laws that are routinely broken in California. Continue readings
A late night call from a jail cell is the last thing anyone expects to wake them up in their sleep. While it may never happen to some people, it’s still best to be prepared in case such an unfortunate scenario should occur. Here are points to remember about communicating with jail inmates lodged in an Orange County jail. Continue readings
If your teen is arrested, it won’t remain a secret for long. You will be notified by the police and then will likely be on the phone to a bail bonds agent to bail him or her out. Here are steps to take once you learn your teen is arrested.
It’s important for both you and your child to stay calm, since out of control emotions can make an arrest situation worse. The problem must be dealt with in a rational and professional manner. Chances are your child is uncomfortable or frightened by the idea of sharing a cell with other criminals, especially if it’s their first arrest
Contact an Attorney
After you have been contacted by law enforcement about your teen’s arrest, you should call an attorney to get advice on how the teen should proceed with questioning at a juvenile detention facility. You have the right to tell the police that you do not want your child questioned without an attorney present. Since you may not be able to attend questioning, it’s best to focus on getting them out of jail as fast as possible, so that they aren’t persuaded to admit to a crime they did not commit. If you do not have your own family attorney, you can request a public attorney.
Find a Bail Bonds Agent
With the help of a bail bonds agent you can speed up the process for getting your teen out of jail after a judge sets the bail amount. Since bail bondsmen work around the clock, it does not matter what time of day you call, as their operations are 24/7. Bail bondsmen commonly charge 10 percent for their service and ask for property as collateral, such as a car or home. After that you need to make sure that your child complies with court arrangements.
Did you know that if you’re a defendant out on bail from a court case, you are allowed to travel? As long as a judge has not ordered restrictions for you, and you still meet your court dates, you may travel if you choose to. Here are more details on traveling while you are working with a bail bond agency.