What to Expect at an Arraignment

What to Expect at an Arraignment

The first 72 hours after an arrest are usually the worst—not just because of the long booking period, but for the cloudy area leading up to the arraignment. Oftentimes, individuals arrested and waiting to be booked in jail don’t know what their charges are (or why...
Why is Bail So Expensive?

Why is Bail So Expensive?

Regardless if you’ve gone to jail, we all are somewhat familiar with bail. Whether we’ve heard about it on the news or social media, we know that bail is usually an expensive way for inmates to get out of jail before their trial. Depending on the crime, bail can range...
What Does “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” Really Mean?

What Does “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” Really Mean?

Sometimes referred to as “to a moral certainty,” the phrase “beyond a reasonable doubt” is somewhat foggy. To paint a better picture, compare it to the phrase:  “You better be damned sure.” In general, it’s a term meant to portray a tougher...
5 Steps to Avoid Jail With an Active Warrant

5 Steps to Avoid Jail With an Active Warrant

We understand it’s scary finding out about a warrant for your arrest. Whether you read the letter or got the phone call, we know that sudden rush of emotion is not a welcome feeling. Unfortunately for many people (whether due to inexperience or not knowing how the...
Spent the Night in Jail? Here’s How to Tell Your Boss

Spent the Night in Jail? Here’s How to Tell Your Boss

Being unexpectedly arrested is a terrible experience, and spending the night (or more) in jail is even worse. While there’s unquestionably a number of reasons why an unexpected night in jail is detrimental, there’s one that can perhaps trump them all—missing work....