Month: June 2013

What is Bail Forfeiture?

Okay, so you or your buddy got in some trouble with the law. Now you’re hearing words like “misdemeanor” and “bondsmen” and “bail forfeiture.” That’s a lot of new vocabulary. Today we’re going to clear some of this up for you by explaining Salt Lake City Bail Forfeiture.

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Is There Bail For Sex Offender?

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Sex offense is considered to be the worst kind of criminal offense against individuals and societal values. Sex offenders are considered to be the lowest of the low in the society, even in prisons. Sex offenses are deformed human behaviour, many times a result of degenerative thinking or psychological stress or bad childhood experiences. Society has always struggled with finding the best ways to protect its people from sex offenders. The only effective solution found so far is to keep them at the periphery of the society, and away from people who could be harmed by them.

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Cruel and Unusual Punishment Under the Eighth Amendment

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James Madison, writer of the Bill of Rights and 4th President of the United States

Many of us use the term “cruel and unusual punishment” in a colloquial way. For example, “sitting through my niece’s modern dance recital was cruel and unusual punishment” or “looking at her 80’s revival outfit was cruel and unusual punishment.” Despite the informal conversations we insert this saying into, its roots are very formal and notable—the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States of America. 

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Alternatives to Jail – Pretrial Release and Bail

From a very young age human beings are programmed to suffer the consequences of their wrong doings – be it stealing an ice cream cone or robbing a bank. Very few of us try to understand the purpose behind such chastisement; it is to improve, to pay the dues and get back into the ‘good life’. This concept is most clear to those who are spending or have spent time in prison. Convicts - ex and present- realize the magnitude of their transgressions during the extended, solitary and challenging life in prison. Which brings us to the question whether we, as a society, want them in prison for our well-being, theirs or just to see them suffer?

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Boy Sitting in a Bench with Mobile in a Hand and with Dog

8 Helpful Tips to Know when Posting Bail

If you are in a pinch and have been arrested, it can be a difficult time for you and your family. Because of this, it’s …

4 Things a Judge Considers When Deciding Bail

The right of an accused to follow their court proceedings out of remand centers is granted by the right to bail under the …

5 Reasons a Judge Might Deny Bail

Understanding the rigid legal process from the time of arrest to the time of sentencing can be confusing and overwhelming. …