Should You Co-Sign a Bail Bond? 3 Questions to Ask Yourself First

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It’s never a fun experience to get that call from someone you know and love telling you that they’ve been arrested. You want to help, but you may be wondering if you should co-sign a bail bond so that your loved one can be released.

There are plenty of benefits to helping someone get out of jail. You may be helping them keep their job or enabling them to participate more fully in their own defense. But cosigning a bail bond is also a big responsibility, and you should consider carefully before agreeing to do it. Take a look at some of the most important things that you should consider before agreeing.

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Bail Bond Hearing: Frequently Asked Questions

Location-of-Bail-Bond-HearingIf you’re ever arrested in the state of Nevada, depending on the severity of the crime you may be offered bail. If the amount is small, you or a loved one can post the bail, and you can leave the jail. However, if you are either awaiting trial or do not believe the bail amount is fair, or if your lawyer believes you can be released on your own recognizance, you will be granted a bail hearing.

Here are a few frequently asked questions about your bail hearing, including how to prepare. Continue reading

What Is Blood Alcohol Content and How Does It Affect Me?

alcohol-contentBlood alcohol content (BAC) is a measure of how much alcohol is in your blood. The higher your BAC, the more intoxicated you are. The more intoxicated you are, the less likely you are to drive safely.

Because of the dangers of drunk driving, driving with a certain BAC level is illegal. If you get caught driving drunk, you’re subject to jail time or other punishments. Read on for everything you need to know about BAC levels in Nevada. Continue reading

3 Reasons to Call a Bail Bond Company Instead of Paying Bail Yourself

The phone call no one wants to receive: a friend or family member calling you from a county jail, wanting help posting bail. As the initial surprise sets in, you gather your wits and ask the caller for important facts you’ll need to post the bail. You make sure to write down where the person is being held, his or her booking number, and the amount of bail.
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Officers at Your Las Vegas Hotel Room Door? Know Your Rights

doorYou know how to interact with police officers if you’re pulled over, stopped on the street, or approached in your own home. But when you’re on vacation and staying in a hotel room, you may not know how to handle an official knock on the door.

Hotel rooms come with conditional privacy rights so it’s important to know where you stand if the police come to your temporary home’s door. In this blog, we guide you through the basics of the reasons police may come to your hotel and the rights you have in this situation. Continue reading

All About Nevada’s Liquor Laws

lawWelcome to Las Vegas—a vacationer’s paradise where exciting gambling opportunities and excellent cocktails abound. If you’ve come to Las Vegas specifically to enjoy delicious drinks on the Strip, you already know basic, obvious alcohol laws and safety tips, like not drinking and driving.

But did you know liquor laws can vary between states? For instance, the legal blood-alcohol driving level in Utah is only .05%, as opposed to the .08% accepted in other states. If you don’t familiarize yourself with a state’s liquor laws before you visit, you could find yourself behind bars for the night without knowing exactly what you did wrong. Continue reading

Little-Known Facts About Bail Bonds

If you’ve researched bail bonds before, then you likely know what this form of financial assistance entails. You know that once the bail amount is paid, you promise the authorities that you (or another individual) will show up in court. You know that you must put down some item as collateral for the bond. You even know that failing to show up in court has serious consequences.

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