General Intent Crimes and Specific Intent Crimes: What You Need to Know

November 25th, 2019 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

Facing the criminal justice system is always intimidating. However, not all crimes are looked at in the same way, and the nature of the crime greatly impacts your experience with the law. If you have been arrested for a crime, it is important to start your defense by understanding the specific nature of your charges. This starts by securing your release with a bail bond. You can get a bail bond from a bail bond agent, who will provide the money needed to pay for your bail. After securing your bail bond and getting released, you can begin your research into the charges. One of the first distinctions to keep in mind is whether the charge is for specific or general intent.

Double Jeopardy in California Criminal Law

Double Jeopardy in California Criminal Law

November 18th, 2019 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

What Is Double Jeopardy? The federal double jeopardy clause is part of the Fifth Amendment. In most circumstances, it prevents a person from being tried or punished for the same crime twice. It prevents the government from abusing the justice system. Section 687 of the California Penal Code reiterates that protection at a state level. Double jeopardy and other complicated issues are common reasons why people have relatives or friends bail them out of jail after they are arrested.

Immunity in Exchange for Testimony

Immunity in Exchange for Testimony

November 11th, 2019 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

The Fifth Amendment allows anyone charged with a crime to avoid self-incrimination. There is no legal mechanism available to compel a witness to reveal any information that could lead to incriminating evidence being revealed. The only resource available to the prosecutor is called offering immunity in exchange for a testimony. Regardless of the outcome, the bail bonds process will still be available to any defendant or witness involved in the case.


Suspended Imposition of Sentence vs. Suspended Execution of Sentence

November 4th, 2019 | Written by Bail Bonds Blog

After someone has been arrested in California, his or her next trip will be to the police station or the sheriff's station. Once there, their fingerprints and picture will be taken, and authorities will complete a background check. Bail will be set at the station, and they or their loved ones can contact a licensed bail bondsman to arrange for their bail so that they can be released from the jail. They will have to sign a bail application and contract, but if they can't go to the bail bondsman, he or she will allow them to send these completed documents by fax or email.

Bail Bond Rates

In general, the standard industry rate for bail bonds is 10% of the face amount of bail. For example, if the face amount of bail is $10,000, the fee is $1,000. Read More


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