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5 Quick Ways People Get Arrested In The Summertime

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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.

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How to Handle Yourself if Arrested

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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 and result in greater consequences in the end. Here are some ways you should handle yourself if arrested:

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What Charges Are Denied Bail?

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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 to remain in custody. (Check out our article on How Do Judges Determine A Bail Amount).

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How Do Judges Determine A Bail Amount?

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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 bail amount:

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5 Decades of Crime in The US – See The Trends

Shine Pulikathara using Tableau’s high-tech software explored 50 years of crime in the U.S. with an interactive display, with graphs showing the crime rates of murder, rape, robbery, and assault for each of the 50 states in 50 years.

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Source: 50 Years of Crime, Tableau Public, Shine Pulikathara

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Steven Avery: Guilty or Innocent?

Many of you may have seen the Netflix hit Making a Murderer. A miniseries about a man who, after serving 18 years in prison for a 1985 crime he didn’t commit, was found guilty of the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach in 2007. But while his trial resulted in being sentenced to life in prison, many believe the incriminating evidence was planted by police. What do you think? Place your comment below.

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