Last updated 4 days ago
New Jersey state law requires that bail bondsmen charge 10 percent of the total bail price in order to post bond. There are a number of bail bondsmen out there that are circumventing the system in order to stay in business. These bondsmen are trying to get creative and work out “side deals” to stay afloat. They would rather charge 1 percent than 10 percent and stay in business, but this cannot be tolerated.
This scenario played out in the recent case of Hakeem Chance. Chance was initially given a bail of $500,000 which was then reduced to $350,000. According to CliffViewPilot.com, his mother then posted only $10,000 to secure his release, not the $35,000 required. Presiding Superior Court Judge Liliana DeAvila-Silebi then returned Chance’s bail to the original $500,000 stating that side deals like the one in the case were unacceptable.
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Last updated 5 days ago
The criminal justice process can seem highly convoluted. This video outlines the basics of a criminal trial. First, the prosecutor and defense attorney will decide whether to hold a jury or bench trial. Many minor offenses, such as speeding ticket violations, do not entitle the defendant to a trial by jury in order to speed up the justice process.
Once the trial begins, both sides will offer opening statements that describe their version of events. Next, the parties will call witnesses and introduce evidence. Finally, the attorneys on either side will once again give argumentative summaries in the form of closing arguments.
Weeks or even months can fall between a criminal arraignment and trial. A judge often sets the bail at a fairly high amount, but bail bond companies can offer loans to pay this amount for a small amount of money down. The skilled lending team at 24 Seven Bail Bonds has been working with New Jersey residents for years. Call (732) 993-7408 today to find out if we can help you with your case.
Last updated 13 days ago
Being convicted of a crime can change the course of your entire life. Because private defense attorneys are usually very expensive, the American justice system ensures that low-income defendants are entitled to a court-appointed attorney free of charge. If you cannot afford to hire a private lawyer, your first step should be to ask the court for a public defender. You may need to provide financial documents to demonstrate that you are unable to hire your own attorney. If you are unable to post bail and have been remanded to jail, a lawyer will be appointed for you during your first court appearance.
To learn more about the criminal defense system and how a bail bondsman can help you get out of jail quickly, call 24 Seven Bail Bonds today at (732) 993-7408. No matter what crime you have been charged with, New Jersey law guarantees that you can bail out of jail.
Last updated 22 days ago
If you are arrested, you will be taken into custody, booked into your local jail, and ultimately assigned a bail amount so you can bond out of jail while awaiting trial. By familiarizing yourself with proper arrest procedures, you can stay aware of your rights throughout the process. Here is a basic overview of the steps involved in a legal arrest.
If a police officer witnesses a crime being committed, an arrest can happen without a warrant being issued. But arrests frequently occur after a grand jury returns an indictment or a prosecutor presents evidence of a crime to the court and the judge issues an arrest warrant. In either case, you will be taken into custody and booked into jail.
When you are taken into custody, your arresting officer must inform you of your Miranda rights before questioning you. The officer must advise you that you have the right to remain silent and that anything you say can be used against you in a court of law. He will also advise you of your right to an attorney and instruct you that one will be appointed for you if you cannot afford private counsel. No member of law enforcement can question you unless you verbally confirm that you understand your rights.
If you have been arrested without a warrant, you may remain in jail for up to 48 hours while the police check into your background and criminal history and you are fingerprinted. You cannot be held in jail for longer than 48 hours without a first appearance or arraignment before a judge.
If your friend or family member has been arrested in New Jersey, your first step should be to call a certified bail bond agent to have your loved one released immediately. 24 Seven Bail Bonds has three locations convenient to Middlesex County, Monmouth County, and Ocean County, and our bail bondsmen are on call 24 hours a day so that you can get out of jail fast. For more information, call us today at (732) 993-7408.
Last updated 29 days ago
Have you been charged with a crime? After you have been arrested and booked, you will be assigned a court date known as an arraignment. At this point, you are informed of the criminal complaint against you, asked to enter a plea, and are usually assigned a bail amount so you can leave jail while awaiting your trial. Keep reading to learn what will happen during your arraignment proceedings.
The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees that all defendants have a right to know the nature and cause of the accusation brought against them. During an arraignment, a defendant is informed of the criminal offense charged in the complaint or indictment. At this time, your defense attorney and the prosecutor may agree to a settle your case without going to trial. You may also opt to plead guilty in exchange for a reduced sentence or choose to plead not guilty and go to trial.
Each criminal defendant has the right to be represented by an attorney at his or her arraignment. If you cannot afford to hire a lawyer or have not yet had time to find counsel before your arraignment date, the court will appoint an attorney for you.
If you are in jail, the prosecutor may ask the judge to keep you in jail or argue for a certain bail amount. Even if you are charged with a serious crime, all New Jersey residents must legally be offered bail. Your defense attorney will reply to the prosecutor’s arguments, and the judge will ultimately decide your bail amount. At this point, you may either pay your bail in full or call a bail bondsman for assistance.
Do you need immediate help from an experienced and trusted New Jersey bail bond agent? Call 24 Seven Bail Bonds today at (732) 993-7408 to learn why you should bail your loved one out of jail as quickly as possible. Our proven track record of efficiency and professional courtesy makes us the first choice of clients from Middlesex County, Union County, Ocean County, and Berlington County.