I cosigned for my friend’s boyfriend’s bail bonds and I’m worried he’s not going to go to court. I haven’t been able to reach him, or her, and another friend told me they’ve moved to…
What Happens if Someone is Rearrested While They Are Out on Bail Bonds?
No one wants to get rearrested while they are out on bail bonds, but in some cases, this does happen. If a defendant doesn’t go to court when they are supposed to, or if they’re accused…
How Many Bail Bonds Cosigners do I Need?
My girlfriend was arrested a few hours ago and I want to get her out. How many cosigners will I need when I go to the bail bonds office? Her bail is $10,000 and I…
How is the Cost of a Bail Bond Determined?
The cost of a bail bond is determined by the bail schedule for that county or state. A bail schedule is written material explaining various ways different laws can be broken. There are two types of laws: Felony and Misdemeanor, and each charge is assigned a code, called the Penal Code. For example, Domestic Battery Without Traumatic Injury 20,000 is one code. In this situation, a domestic disturbance occurred where the police were called with no visible marks or serious injuries reported. In…
What Information Does Your Bail Bondsman Need?
Hiring a bail bondsman can be tough, especially if you've never done it before. Here are some facts your bail agent needs before getting to work.
What Happens if a Defendant Misses Court?
I posted Contra Costa bail bonds for my boyfriend a couple weeks ago and he’s supposed to go to court tomorrow. His mom has been in and out of the hospital and we’re worried about…
[Newsmaker] Top court confirms suspended sentence for Lotte chief
South Korea’s top court on Thursday confirmed a suspended sentence for Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin for his involvement in a corruption scandal that removed former President Park Geun-hye from power in 2017.The Supreme Court upheld a lower court’s ruling that sentenced Shin to 2 1/2 years, suspended for four years, on charges including bribery, dereliction of duty and embezzlement. Lotte Group sai...
Manafort’s D.C. sentencing delayed to March 13
The delay will provide Manafort’s attorneys with more time to dispute the charges against their client.
How do judges determine criminal sentences?
Have you pleaded guilty or been found guilty of a crime? Learn about factors that the judge will use in determining a criminal sentence.
Vox Sentences: A bombing suspect is in custody, but questions remain
Federal authorities arrest a man in connection to the pipe bombs mailed to public figures; Israeli forces kill five Palestinians in a Gaza protest.
58-year-old sentenced to 20 years in prison for raping minor girl
The convict, a native of Bhind district, Madhya Pradesh, was held guilty of the offence under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and the Indian Penal Code.
Chad publisher handed suspended jail term for critical reporting on president's brother
Deli Nestor, publisher of the privately owned semi-weekly investigative newspaper Eclairage in Chad, was handed a six-month suspended prison sentence by a criminal court in N’Djamena on February 13, 2019, after he was convicted of defaming the brother of President Idriss Deby, according to Nestor, who spoke to the...
What they're saying about Ed Pawlowski's prison sentence: Jury foreman, officials, public weigh in
From the steps of the federal courthouse in Allentown to the reaches of the internet, here's what people — including the jury foreman — had to say about former Mayor Ed Pawlowski's sentencing.
The Guess the YA Book From the First Sentence quiz: 18 questions by Daniella (Reading With...
You'll get the first sentence, and have to guess which popular YA book it's from.Have fun, and good luck!: The demon exploded in a shower of ichor and...
Man pleads guilty to sexual abuse, agrees to 20-year sentence
Timothy D. West, 51, Hopkinsville, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of first-degree sexual abuse and first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor. His plea agreement comes with a recommended 20-year sentence
Brown commutes 20 killers’ sentences
Gov. Brown has issued 82 sentence commutations in the past seven years, far more than any California governor since at least the 1940s.
Recent case history suggests former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski should brace for a tough sentence
Former Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski will enter the federal courthouse in Allentown a free man on Wednesday but exit potentially in handcuffs. Still unknown is how long Pawlowski will serve behind bars.
What Happens When a Judge Suspends a Sentence
Man sentenced to 13 years in prison in deadly Arvin shooting
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — An Arvin gangster who pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a man was sentenced Thursday to 13 years in prison. Francisco Banos, 2…
Chesterfield father sentenced to 10 years in shaken baby death of son
A Chesterfield County father will spend 10 years behind bars for shaking his son so violently that it caused neurological devastation and eventually the boy’s death, 10 days after being