Posts made in February 2019

The Importance of Exercising Your Right to Remain Silent, Part 1

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Most people realize that they have the right to remain silent even if they have never been involved in a criminal situation, but do you know what it really means and when it can be used? Everyone that lives in the United States should have a clear understanding of the importance of this basic right. This right is one of the many constitutional rights you have in the criminal process.

If you have been arrested, you must immediately invoke your right to remain silent, which means that all police questioning must stop. If you continue to be questioned by the police after you’ve clearly invoked your right to stay silent, it’s a violation of your Miranda rights.  If your Miranda rights are not invoked, any subsequent statements you make may not be used against you in court. However, you must have specifically stated that you are invoking your right to silence.

Miranda Rights are named for the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case Miranda v. Arizona. Used in the United States, the Miranda warning is a type of notification customarily given by police to criminal suspects in police custody advising them of their right to silence. In other words, those in custody have a right to refuse to answer questions or provide information to law enforcement or other officials.

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The Difference Between Bail Bonds and Bail

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If you or someone in your life has been arrested, you want to know and understand the difference between bail and bond.  After someone has been arrested for a crime, that person may have to pay what is known as “bail” to stay out of jail. A judge may set the entire amount of the bail before the person can be released from jail to await his or her court date. There are some instances in which the amount set for bail is too high for an individual to pay, and a bondsman is needed.

Bail is the amount of money it takes to get you or a loved one out of jail until the court date. A bail bond, however, is when a bondsman is paid to guarantee the full bail amount to the court, but you are only required to pay a percentage of the entire bail to the bondsman.

If you or the arrested person appears in court as required, the set bond amount that was posted is returned to the bail bond company or bondsman, and any collateral is safe from collection. In the event you decided to pay the entire bail amount directly to the court, you get it all back after court fees have been subtracted.

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