• Handcuffs Arrest
    Criminal Law

    5 Factors That Influence How Bail is Set in Colorado

    If you get arrested, there is a criminal process you will have to follow. Depending on the crime that has been committed or by the discretion of the judge, the accused may be granted bail. Bail is an amount of money set by a judge that works like a deposit or guarantee that the accused will return to court when it is already time for hearings. If the accused fails to show, he or she will be required to pay the full bail amount. How the bail amount is set is influenced by a number of factors and can vary from case to case. Below are five factors that can…

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    Criminal Law,  Traffic Code

    What Qualities Should a DWI Team Possess?

    Defense lawyers, like a DWI team, are a vital part of our judicial system. If you're involved in a DWI incident, you need a good DWI team at your side. The stages of a DWI case include the arrest, an arraignment, fact gathering, negotiation stage, trial, and sentencing. A police officer may ask you to pull over if there's a suspicion that you committed a violation or a crime, most especially if you're still outdoors driving in early morning hours or late at night.

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    Criminal Law

    Crime and Punishment: 4 Laws You May Have Broken Without Even Realising It

    Have you ever broken the law? “Of course not,” you reply, despite knowing the number of laws you probably have broken. From speeding occasionally to pinching the odd chocolate bar from the store as a child, it’s a wonder there aren’t ‘Wanted’ signs up around town with a ransom for your arrest. We are joking, of course, but many of us have knowingly committed a crime at some point in our lives. However, chances are, there may be crimes that you are committing unwittingly. Check out the following examples. 1. Crossing the road Crime: Most of us cross one road or another every single day. Why should that be illegal?…

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    General Law

    5 Tips to Using Bail Bonds

    Bail bonds can be a hassle to get, especially if you are not aware of the rules and regulations involved. That’s why most people find it difficult to secure their loved ones freedom as quickly as they would wish. To help you understand bail bonds better and secure your release or that of a loved one, here are 5 tips to using bail bonds. 1. Contact a bail bond professional immediately you are arrested Other than in cases where family members are willing to post bail for the arrested person, bail bonds are handled by professionals. Since these professionals are in the business of offering bond services for a financial…

  • Handcuffs Arrest
    Odd,  Politics

    Absurd Laws You’ve Been Breaking and Could Be Jailed For

    In the free world, every single person has to abide by certain rules of law. Why? Well, there are a bunch of reasons that range from the fact anarchy is packed full of flaws, people can’t be trusted to rule themselves in a whimsical fashion and, above all else, so the rights of the smallest minority are upheld and protected; that small minority being you, the individual. However, for all the good and all the sense that is intended, there are exceptions to every rule and so you can be sure to find some seriously absurd laws upheld the US justice system. You probably know what we are talking about…

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    Criminal Law

    Mental Health And The Law: Are We Managing The Situation?

    Mental health is a minefield. While society has become more understanding of such problems, there’s still a long way to go. Those suffering from issues experience discrimination at work, and stigma on the streets. And, that’s just their day to day lives. When someone suffering from a mental condition comes into contact with the law, things are even more complex. The risk of individuals with mental conditions are exaggerated, but there’s no denying such conditions can lead to violent behavior. During a psychotic break, a person may lose touch with reality. Thus, they may commit crimes they would never usually consider. It’s easy to see why issues like these are…

  • Crime Jail

    What Should I Do If I Am Charged With A Crime?

    No one thinks it will ever happen to them, and then they are charged with a crime. Not only is it a traumatic experience, but it is also a surprising one. It is the element of surprise that makes your arrest even worst. Because you are unprepared, you have no idea how to react. Most people will only know how the legal system works from TV shows like Law and Order. Obviously, they aren't the best references when you are fighting for your freedom.

  • Police Arrest

    Disturbing The Peace Charges: What You Should Know

    Disturbing the peace is a crime in which someone violates another person's personal peace. Although most of us agree with the law itself, the actions that constitute breaking it are often minor affairs. Whether you had an argument in public or you couldn't keep the noise down at a party, you need to fight this kind of charge like any other. Here's some advice for doing this.