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3 Tips To Successful Bail

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Applying for a bail bond is a quick and simple process, but there is no room for error. A bail bond can just as easily be revoked as it is granted, and obviously, no one wants that. Here are 3 important tips to follow when getting a bail bond:

  • Hire a bail bonds agent and company in good standing. Look into the services they offer, what they charge, and their reputation. You want someone who is not just doing this for a paycheck, but someone who will be a reliable, supportive resource and be on your team to help you no matter what.
  • Know the exact contact information, address and phone number, of the defendant. The bail bond company and the court will want this information when they need to contact the defendant...

‘Reasonable Suspicion’ And ‘Probable Cause’ Are Not Quite The Same Thing

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It’s important for you, as a citizen, to understand the difference between “reasonable suspicion” and “probable cause”. For you, it’s so you know your rights and protections. For the police, it’s what they rely on when deciding to make an arrest, conduct a search, for question a person.

Reasonable suspicion is when officers have the reason to believe that an individual they choose to stop, briefly detain, and/ or question is involved in some criminal activity. Their reason to believe this is developed from their professional training and experience.

Probable cause is when officers have sufficient evidence, facts, and/ or circumstances that leads them to believe that the person of interest is the correct person of interest...