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    A Prisoner's Rights Regarding Cell Phone Use

    Last updated 4 years ago

    During the booking process, a defendant’s cell phone is often confiscated along with his or her clothing and other personal possessions. Once inside a jail or prison, the corrections facility has the right to monitor the frequency and duration of an inmate’s cell phone access. Generally, the prison will offer free or low-cost phone calls to inmates on a regular basis.

    In almost no situations are defendants allowed to use their personal cell phones while spending time behind bars. This rule was enacted in part to prevent criminals from continuing to run their criminal empires from behind bars. Similarly, some facilities have the right and ability to record prisoners’ personal phone conversations in order to minimize the possibility of defendants engaging in further crime. 

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    The Bail Process in New Jersey [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Finding out that a family member has been arrested is an unsettling experience. With the help of a bail bond agent, you can get your loved one out of jail until the end of the trial process. If the bail amount is beyond your budget, let a bail bond agent pay it for you. Few people realize just how easy it is to secure the bail bonds they need for their family members to be released from jail. Most New Jersey bail bond agents are available day and night, and require only 10 percent of the bail amount. This infographic offers a straightforward look at how the bail process works in New Jersey. If you have friends or family who could benefit from this infographic, please share it with them. 

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    The Various Steps In the Booking Process

    Last updated 4 years ago

    If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, the last thing you want to worry about is legal process. After a law enforcement officer transports the suspect to a police station, he or she will likely go through a series of steps to comply with local law while taking someone into custody. While each jurisdiction varies slightly in its specific procedures, the following are common steps in the booking process.

    Step 1: Recording the Crime in a Database

    The first step in the booking process is to make a record of the arrest in a police database. The officer may have already completed this step during the time of arrest. If so, the suspect can be moved through the remainder of the process more efficiently.

    Step 2: Taking Mug Shot and Fingerprints

    Most jurisdictions will then ask the suspects to take a photo at the station and give their fingerprints. In locations with digital fingerprinting technology, these prints will be automatically crosschecked against other crimes and crime scenes present in police records.

    Step 3: Confiscating Clothing and Personal Property

    After the photograph is taken, the police may take away all personal property and clothing in favor of regulation-issue jail apparel. This is intended to ensure that the suspect does not bring any contraband or illegal substances into the police facility.

    Step 4: Making One Phone Call

    The final step of the booking process often involves the ability of a suspect to make one phone call to let someone know that that they are in trouble. If the defendant is eligible for bail, he or she may be able to ask a family member to come and bail them out that day or the following morning.

    24 Seven Bail Bonds is a New Jersey company offering bonds in all of the state’s counties. If your loved one was recently booked for committing a crime, we may be able to help. Call our New Brunswick office today at (732) 418-2245 to learn how we can help you post bond.

    Low Bail Side-Deals in New Jersey

    Last updated 4 years 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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    A Basic Overview of a Criminal Trail

    Last updated 4 years 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) 418-2245 today to find out if we can help you with your case. 

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