What to expect in a juvenile criminal case

California juveniles are ages younger than 18. If the child is in custody, they can go to juvenile hall. Unlike adult criminal cases, there is no bail to get out of juvenile hall (if the child is in custody). If the child is not in custody, they can also be told to remain at home […]

There is more to the consequences of getting arrested than you thought

The consequences you suffer from getting arrested stretch beyond your boundaries into those of others. Your most loved ones feel the ramifications just as much as you do, something many forget when they act in bad judgment. Not only do you have to deal with the fact that you actually got arrested and now have […]

Tips for when you get pulled over: remain calm!

You’re driving along, singing along to your radio, and all of a sudden you see a cop following you with their sirens on. Maybe you know why they are pulling you over, maybe you don’t. Either way, it gets you nervous and annoyed. Thinking about the situation, yeah you can easily tell yourself what to […]

What to expect when someone requests my criminal record

When a request is made for a criminal record, that information must be provided in honesty – honesty from you to provide correct information, and honesty from the party who requested the information, to keep it confidential. Here are some of the fields that may appear on a criminal record: Basic information (name, age, driver’s […]

What does a bail bond do?

We’ve all seen the scenes on television and movies, perhaps heard it on the news – this person was released on so-and-so dollars bail, and must appear again in count in a certain matter of time. This bail comes from a bail bondsman, paying on behalf of the defendant. Because the US Constitution protects our […]

How to react when someone you know needs your help in getting out of jail

Your phone rings. You don’t know the number, but you pick up anyway. It’s your friend on the other line, telling you they got into some trouble and needs you to bail them out. Immediately, you are overcome with a flood of emotion – anger, concern, disappointment, but still a little bit of relief. You […]