Suppose you get a call from your sister who is attending college in California. You get the shocking news that she has been arrested and is now sitting somewhere in the jail. No wonder, she is frustrated and needs to get out of the jail as soon as possible. She is relying on your help since your parents have refused to help her. She wants you to co-sign the bail bond with her but you live in Chicago. Now the next big questions is – are you be able to co-sign the bail bond since you live in a different state? The answer is yes. Continue readings
Juveniles prone to committing crimes have a complicated status within the ambit of the legal system. Being children who lack a clear understanding of the laws, they need special protections. At the same time, they don’t have the same constitutional rights as adults within the purview of law. Therefore, the juvenile courts’ procedures are geared towards balancing these two concerns and rehabilitating juveniles who turn delinquent.
Based on a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, there are several reasons for the fact that Law School graduates are facing difficulty in being employed as full time attorneys. The following list will explain those reasons.
- The use of computers has lessened the need for lawyers, with respect to legal research. It has become easier, and quicker, for legal research to be done using the internet.
- Many corporations are doing legal research in house, by using online services. These online services have greatly reduced the need to access law libraries.
- Software has speeded up the information recovery process, especially with regard to discovery.
- There are many companies who use their websites to offer online legal documents. These companies also provide help in filling these documents out. They are much less expensive than hiring an actual attorney.
Based on the LA Times article, it seems fairly obvious that this is an issue involving technology. Technology tends to create new forms of employment, even as it renders other older forms of employment somewhat obsolete.
However, there are other answers to this question. One fairly simple answer is that, at this time in our history, it is common for most people to experience difficulty in finding employment. We have been, and still are, experiencing a serious economic contraction. Jobs of all kinds have become scarcer.
Another factor to consider is the current hiring freeze within the Federal Government. Federal agencies have long been the platform for newly minted attorneys to learn the craft of being a good lawyer. It becomes very difficult for new graduates to learn the needed skills as attorneys without the benefit of entry level Federal jobs. The same hiring freezes are also impacting legal hiring at the state and county level.
A false arrest occurs when somebody is held without legal authority. A bail bonds agent will be responsible for somebody that they bail out of jail until they are due for their court appearance. They are legally allowed to apprehend a defendant that they are responsible for, providing they meet certain criteria. Otherwise it will be considered a false arrest.
Terms of Apprehension
The California Penal Code states that the bail agent should always have a copy of the bail paperwork when they are tracking down their defendant. If they don’t have this paperwork, then the defendant is legally allowed to walk free, and the bail agent holding them could receive penalties and criminal charges.
The authority who released the defendant must have a certified copy of the bail bonds agreement. The name of the defendant must be clearly stated and the document must be endorsed by the bail bond agent. The name of the authority must also be listed.
Rules and Regulations
It’s the job of the bail agent to understand their right to arrest defendants. Some bail agents will abuse this power and will apprehend people without the legal authority. This can lead to criminal charges as defendants will have the right to take matters further and challenge them in court.
If you are out on bail and a bail bond agent tries to apprehend you without presenting the information that’s required, then they will have no right to arrest you. If you are in need of a bail agent, then it’s important that you choose an establishment who knows the laws properly and will ensure that they strictly abide by the rules. In order to do this you must check to make sure that the bail bonds agents have the relevant licences and experience.