Alabama Sex Offender Registry Is Cruel and Unusual Punishment for Teenagers, Lawsuit Argues

Young people convicted as adults face a ‘life sentence’ of registry restrictions, attorneys say. Southern Poverty Law Center and Juvenile Law Center asked a federal court today to strike down Alabama’s sex offender registry requirements for young people who...

The Perils of Pepper Spray in Juvenile Detention Centers

Does pepper spray, oleoresin capsicum, the active ingredient in chili peppers, which is as potent as 1000 jalapeno chilis, promote violent behavior?  Think about it.  Would you retaliate after being sprayed, after being rendered temporarily blind, after...

How to Receive a Bail Bond

We all make mistakes in life. Being arrested is not the end of the world. If you are arrested for a crime you’ve committed, you have a chance to live in your home before your court dates, not in a jail cell. Most criminal cases allow the defendant to post bail;...

Federal Judge Rebukes the Willie Horton Strategy

Texas: In approving bail reform, federal judge rebukes Houston’s DA for using the Willie Horton strategy U.S. District Judge Lee Rosenthal gave preliminary approval last week to a settlement that restructures Houston’s bail system and provides for the pretrial...

DOMESTIC HIGHWAY ENFORCEMENT | Acme Bail Bonds

  LA County Sheriff’s Task Force to Patrol Grapevine   “What the heck is this about?” Great question!  It seems the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is either trying to be a do-gooder in an effort to save lives; over doses to be exact, or this task force,...

Do You Receive Bail Back After Your Case?

When paying bail money for a quick jail release, the money you put forth is a substantial sum. It’s the type of money that could go towards repaying your home mortgage, putting a down payment on a car, or making necessary repairs around the house. You likely...

How To Post Bail In Hartford CT After An Arrest

When an individual is arrested for a particular crime, he or she will be allowed to post bail with a court of law in order to be released from police custody pending the outcome of the trial. This is generally known as posting bail. However, there’re some ways...

Pushed to Curb Use of Cash Bail By January, Indiana Relies On ‘Knee-Jerk’ Alternative

Advocates warn that overuse of ankle monitors and other forms of electronic monitoring produce consequences of their own. When April Mahon was ordered to spend 30 days wearing an ankle monitor for a 2009 disorderly conduct conviction, she said the experience...

A Case Against Eyewitness Testimony

WRONGLY INDENTIFIED                                      EQUALS = WRONGLY CONVICTED   Flawed?  Recently, the 2 brothers featured here, were released from a life sentence after serving 24 years in prison.  Mistaken identity, wrongly ID’d by a witness from...

What Happens If You’re Arrested While Out on Bond

Every single day, someone is arrested by local law enforcement. With the majority of these arrests, it’s entirely possible to post bail and ensure a quick jail release before trial. Unfortunately, most people don’t know how the bail process works. They don’t...
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