Entries by Ben

What is the 8th Amendment?

“Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.” The eighth amendment bans the federal government from demanding excessive bail and fines and states that no harsh and unusual punishments can be given. The paragraphs below describe in more depth what this amendment means.  

How Can I Contact Someone In Jail?

  Having a loved one in jail can be a heartbreaking situation. While there are a number of ways you can communicate with an inmate, strict regulations can make contacting an inmate somewhat difficult. Sometimes you can stop by for a personal visit if he or she is booked in a local prison. Other times, […]

How To Become A Bounty Hunter

  So you want to be a bounty hunter aye? This career is not for the faint of heart. This position is considered dangerous due to the unpredictability of criminals and the possibility of violence, and yet . . . this is also one of the most thrill-seeking careers out there. Let’s see what it takes to […]

Where Does Bail Money Go?

When a person’s bail is posted, the court system will keep the amount until either the court case is resolved or the defendant fails to appear in court. A person can pay the court directly for the full bail amount by providing a cash bail bond, or by hiring a bail at the expense of […]

5 Quick Ways People Get Arrested In The Summertime

With Summer just a couple months away, remember to stay safe and responsible. Making a rash and irresponsible decision could bring your Summer fun to an abrupt end. What could be worse than spending your Summer vacation behind bars? In today’s article, we’ll be presenting 5 quick ways people get arrested in the summertime.

Know What It Means To Co-Sign For A Utah Bail Bond

Having a loved one in jail can be an unfortunate experience. Thankfully, one of the fastest ways to get a person out of jail is to hire a bail bond agent. This can help you secure the freedom of your loved one by paying only 10%-15% of the initial bond amount. However, getting a bail bond […]

How to Handle Yourself if Arrested

Getting arrested can be a tense experience. This can make you feel uneasy and nervous as you try to understand the situation. Getting apprehended may seem unfair given your circumstances, but it’s important to behave properly and cooperatively with state and federal law enforcement during an arrest. Choosing to behave improperly can make matters worse […]

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What Charges Are Denied Bail?

Getting arrested is an unfortunate experience. If you qualify for bail, the judge will set the amount based on several factors, including the severity of the crime. While posting bail is a right given to every accused person, there are still some exceptions. These exceptions occur if the judge considers it necessary for an accused person […]

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How Do Judges Determine A Bail Amount?

When a person gets arrested, there’s a timeline of events that occur. If the crime is serious enough, they can be booked into jail where they’ll wait until a court hearing where the judge will set the bail amount (if the person qualifies for bail). There are a number of factors that determine a person’s […]