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Getting Arrested? Stay Calm, Be Silent

Being imprisoned ranks fourth on the top 10 stressors list so it’s no surprise that getting arrested sparks a great deal of anxiety. In the event that you find yourself in custody, it is critical to remain calm. The police will be watching and observing your behavior to see if you do anything that would cause suspicion. Their observations will be noted on the incident report for later use in court. Not only will staying calm likely [...]

By |August 21st, 2019|

Debate About Algorithm-Driven Release Continues

Judges decide which defendants are released from jail and which stay behind bars. Traditionally, that multi-factored decision was usually more subjective than objective. However, some states are using bail algorithms to apply scientific measures to the decision. What is a bail algorithm? Bail algorithms are formulas that use statistics in order to assess risk. The algorithm takes selected information about the defendant and produces an objective, scientifically-based assessment. Before making a bail decision, the judge gets to [...]

By |August 7th, 2019|

No Cash? No Credit? Get a Co-Signer.

If you were jailed tomorrow, would you have the cash needed for bail or to even cover the amount bail bond companies charge? Most Americans would not -- 58% of Americans could not cover the cost of a $1,000 emergency from their savings. Are you destined to languish in jail if you lack the cash for bail? Not necessarily. If you can convince a responsible family member, co-worker or friend to be your co-signer, you could be [...]

By |July 15th, 2019|

The Fourth of July: A Deadly Weekend

The Fourth of July has many implications for Americans nationwide - 150 million hot dogs consumed, 68 million cases of beer cracked open, $825 million dollars spent on fireworks and, unfortunately, more fatal car crashes than any other day of the year. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), 40% of all highway deaths between 2007 and 2011 were caused by drunk driving over the Fourth of July weekend. Over 47 million Americans will travel [...]

By |June 25th, 2019|

Picking the Right Bail Bond Company

If you use the internet for everything from ordering food to buying a car, did you know search engines can help you find a reputable bail bond company, too? Be sure to search for companies that work in the jurisdiction where you were charged to come up with a short list of companies to consider. Consult with  your attorney to see what he or she knows about the companies you’ve found. Then, discuss with your lawyer the [...]

By |June 13th, 2019|

Are You Speeding Towards a Reckless Driving Charge?

The traffic in Atlanta is terrible, and so are many of the drivers, apparently. The national stats even confirm it: Atlanta and Marietta topped the nation’s list of cities with the highest reckless driving rates per capita. In Georgia, the legal definition of “reckless driving” is operating a motor vehicle with “reckless disregard for the safety of persons and property.” A reckless driving conviction, a misdemeanor in Georgia, adds four points on your driving record and carries [...]

By |June 6th, 2019|