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    Understanding Different Types of Felony Charges

    Last updated 5 years ago

    In criminal law, a felony is a serious offense that is punishable by at least one year in prison. Misdemeanor crimes are also serious, but felonies generally carry more severe penalties, including prison time, fines, and other measures. To get a better idea of how much jail time different crimes carry, take a look at this informative overview of common felony charges.

    Driving Under the Influence
    DUIs may be common occurrences, but driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious criminal charge that can easily translate into jail time. The legal blood alcohol limit is currently .08 in all 50 states. Drivers who exceed the limit are charged with DUI and can face steep fines, mandatory license revocation, and even jail time.

    Drug Crimes
    Possession of illegal drugs other than marijuana is a felony offense. If an individual is charged with possession of a large amount of marijuana, he or she may also be faced with a felony. Drug crimes can include drug possession, drug possession with intent to sell, and trafficking. Jail time may increase if the felony offense was committed near a school, with a firearm, or if the individual has prior felony convictions.

    Depending on intent, taking the life of another person may be charged as murder or manslaughter. Within each category, there are degrees indicating the level of premeditation or negligence. A conviction for murder may result in a lifetime jail sentence or even death, while manslaughter carries lighter jail time depending on state law.

    For all your bail bond needs, contact the experienced bail bondsmen at NJ’s 24 Seven Bail Bonds. We can answer all your questions about different kinds of criminal offenses and help you bail a friend or family member out of jail right away. When you need a reliable and affordable bail bond agent, call us today at (732) 418-2245. 

    What Happens If You Bail Someone Out of Jail and He or She Misses a Court Appearance?

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Has your friend or family member turned to you for jail bail? Contacting a bail bondsman is the fastest and most reliable way to get out of jail. When you enlist the services of a bail bond agent, you assume responsibility for the defendant’s whereabouts. If the individual who has been charged does not show up in court, you will be civilly liable. While some situations, such as illness, car trouble, or simply forgetting a court date, are usually not punished by the court, you should never bail out a friend who has no intention of making a court date.

    Find out everything you need to know about how jail bail works in NJ by calling the bail bond agents at 24 Seven Bail Bonds. You can reach us at (732) 418-2245 or by visiting our website. 

    Possible Prostitution Ring Cover-Up

    Last updated 5 years ago

    If you’re looking for a new job, might you consider “professional gang bang operator”? It appears that there’s a vacancy in the greater Bloomington area after Scott Pollack, that city’s resident GB aficionado, was busted at a Quality Inn. Pollack accidentally dropped his super cool business cards that list him as “Scott, Gang Bang Organizer” near the hotel. A manager there picked up the card, and after Googling his name, found out that there was a gang bang birthday party scheduled at the hotel the same day.

    Pollack publicized his gang bangs not only through passing out (and dropping) business cards, but also though his Twitter account, @masterscottyp (it’s since been disabled), where he tweeted the times and locations of the “bangs.” Stuff like…

    Note that you don’t have to have proper grasp of English grammar in order to throw gang bang parties.

    And that “very hot 42-year-old lady”? That’s Wendy, actually 45, who wanted to commemorate her 45th year by sleeping with 45 men. She was up to 31 when the police showed up, broke up the party and arrested Pollack. Pollock was charged with a felony count of solicitation, inducement, and promotion of prostitution, though both he and Wendy said that she was there of her own free will. His case will be argued in September, so until then, someone else will need to handle the gang bang biz. They’ve got big shoes to fill.

    Exploring the History of Bail In the U.S. Justice System

    Last updated 5 years ago

    Did you know that the first bail bonds system developed during the Middle Ages? Fortunately, bail bonds have come a long way since the 17th century. American bail law today is rooted in a historical notion of ensuring that all noncapital offenses, or crimes that don’t carry the possibility of the death penalty, are bailable. Find out more with this brief look at the history of the American bail bonds system.

    Bail Reform Act of 1966
    Since mandating that all noncapital offenses qualified for bail in 1789, American bail law remained nearly unchanged until the 1966 passage of the Bail Reform Act. In response to excessively high bail amounts, this new legislation was crafted to permit defendants to get out of jail for a lesser financial burden. As President Lyndon Johnson claimed, the bail bonds system was simply biased against the poor.

    Bail Reform Act of 1984
    The next significant revision to American bail law came in the 1984 Bail Reform Act. While the 1966 legislation attempted to end discrimination against the poor, it also permitted some dangerous suspects accused of serious crimes to get out of jail too easily. The new law maintained that suspects deemed dangerous to the community, including repeat offenders, flight risks, and defendants charged with serious crimes, could be held without bail.

    New Jersey Legislation
    While the federal system currently permits suspects to be held without bail, New Jersey state law currently requires that all suspects who are not charged with capital offenses be granted bail. Governor Christie has recently led a charge to change NJ bail laws with a constitutional amendment allowing judges to hold repeat offenders in jail.

    For your convenience, 24 Seven Bail Bonds has three NJ locations convenient to Middlesex Country, Union County, Ocean County, and Berlington County. When you need immediate assistance from a bail bond agent, you deserve to work with a trusted team that has earned its reputation for hard work and integrity. For all your bail bonds needs, visit us online or call us at (732) 418-2245.

    Understanding the American Judicial System

    Last updated 5 years ago

    If your loved one has been arrested, it is essential that you understand how the judicial system works. Watch this video so you can be better informed about the history of the justice system and how the current laws work.

    In the United States, the federal government is comprised of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Judges must be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. The Supreme Court is the highest court, but each state has its own court system to handle criminal offenses.

    The experienced bail bondsmen at NJ’s 24 Seven Bail Bonds are here to answer all of your questions about jail bail and the judicial system. Call us at (732) 418-2245 today to learn more about how bail bonds work in New Jersey. 

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