What Are the Different Types of Bail?

During the lead-up to your trial, if you have the collateral, you can be out on a jail bond — more commonly known as bail — before taking the stand. The process of getting out on bail can be a confusing time for you as you attempt to get out and enjoy the fresh air […]

What Happens After You Sign A Bail Contract?

Person in handcuffs signing a document.

There may come a time when you are asked to sign a bail contract for someone awaiting trial. It may be a relative, a close friend, or a spouse that you feel you have to help out with a bail bond. However, before signing this binding legal contract and posting their bail, there are some […]

How Do You Find A Lawyer?

How Do You Find A Lawyer? GET LEGAL HELP TODAY There are times in your life where you may need a lawyer. Perhaps you need to fight a ticket or need assistance with Bail bonds. If you don’t have one or have never used one in the past, it is important to know how to find […]

What’s the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor?

What’s the Difference Between a Felony and a Misdemeanor? It can feel like there is nothing you can do when a loved one is arrested and charged with a crime — but in reality, there is. When someone is arrested and detained for a crime, it can affect everything from their immediate life to their […]

Do Misdemeanors Add Up to Felonies?

Do Misdemeanors Add Up to Felonies? FACING AND DEALING WITH CRIMINAL CHARGES In the state of Pennsylvania, the court system takes misdemeanor and felony charges seriously. Anyone caught committing crimes that pose a threat to themselves or others are likely to be arrested and charged with a corresponding crime, more often that not, a misdemeanor. […]

What Is The Difference Between Bond and Bail?

What Is The Difference Between Bond and Bail? HOW IS THE BAIL BOND CALCULATED? Bonds and bail are an integral part of the justice system that can often be confused in the unfortunate event someone is forced to become familiar with them. In short, the two are similar but different in nature. Bail is not […]

Is possession of a weapon a felony?

Is possession of a weapon a felony? WHAT IS A FIREARM VIOLATION? Carrying a gun to protect ourselves is our Second Amendment right. However, sometimes it is illegal to be in possession of a gun in the state of Pennsylvania. Doing so could result in Federal weapons violation or state violations regarding weapons would be in these […]

Why Would Bail Bond Be So High?

Why Would Bail Bond Be So High? WHY WOULD BAIL BOND BE SO HIGH? Although you are guaranteed your bail amount is not excessive that does not mean it won’t be high. Usually the court will set a high bail amount because the judge believes the seriousness of the crime warrants it—it’s probably not a […]

What Does Excessive Bail Mean in the Eighth Amendment?

What Does Excessive Bail Mean in the Eighth Amendment? WHAT DOES EXCESSIVE BAIL MEAN IN THE EIGHTH AMENDMENT? If you’re arrested in the United States, the Constitution’s Eight Amendment protects you from a judge setting an excessive bail amount. But, what exactly does excessive bail mean? Bail, of course, is basically an agreement between you […]

How Do You Know If You Have an Arrest Warrant?

How Do You Know If You Have an Arrest Warrant? WARRANT SEARCHES Getting arrested can be a scary thing, or if you think you could be arrested, it is unsettling. If you believe you may have issues with the law that would generate an arrest warrant, it is recommended to perform an arrest warrant search and address […]