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Having an arrest and criminal record is not the best thing to have, but it is not the worst thing either. Naturally, anyone would think getting arrested is the end of their life, but that is because they have not talked to us at Pleasant...

So it is already days into 2017 and you have learned that a good friend of yours has already been arrested. Well, that may have been fast, but it is definitely not too late to resolve some of the matters and get his or her life...

Let us be real, these days, texting and driving is no longer texting and driving. It is more like social media-ing and driving, or navigating maps and driving, because smart phones have come so far in just a few years. This has caused driving and...

A person’s bail is often very expensive. It can be in the thousands or tens of thousands. A bail bond is 10% of the bail, but it is possible that even the bail bond is still expensive. You must wonder, does paying for bail affect...

When someone is arrested for a crime, then they post bail, there are two thoughts on the situation. One thought comes from some strangers, “Great, a criminal back on the streets.” The second thought comes from family and friends, “He or she can get some...

This 2017, make it your goal to no longer be that friend who gets into all kinds of trouble with your best friend. Rather, make it your goal to be that friend who confronts the trouble-making best friend and gets him or her to settle...

Did you know that racking up unpaid parking tickets is reason enough for the police to issue a warrant for your arrest? It is very possible for arrest warrants to exist without the person being aware they are wanted. We hope you are not one...

Resolving to change your bad habits could sound like a silly resolution for 2017, but is it really? What kind of bad habits are you trying to break? What kind of trouble could you get into if you keep up with these bad habits? You...

Would you be surprised if we told you that California has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the United States? Gun control is always a hot subject, and it is one that will never please 100% of the people. The best you can...

Believe it or not, the defendant in jail is not the only person who benefits from posting bail with a bail bond. Immediate Family - They get to have their loved one back home. No more jail visits and empty seats at the dinner table. Employers...

The role of a co-signer is to provide their legal obligation to be financially responsible for another person’s dues if that person fails to make good on those dues. Having a co-signer for a legal purpose allows more room and flexibility for the first person...

In California, where people are arrested for various crimes, there are plenty of support systems for these people. Not only do defendants have their family and friends rooting for them, but defendants also have lawyers, coworkers, and even bail agents on their side. Martinez Bail...

Pre-Arrest Questioning Since no one is being arrested, no Miranda warning is given. Post-Arrest Questioning The police read the arrestee their Miranda Rights; the right to remain silent and the right to a lawyer. These rights are to benefit the defendant, to protect him or herself, although...

There are two types of people: those who hate confrontation, and those who do not mind speaking up. Confrontation is awkward and uncomfortable, but at times, can be completely necessary. Have you ever stood up and confronted a good friend of yours because they are...