With 4th of July approaching this weekend we at Lightning Bailbonds would like to remind you that this is one of the heaviest arrest weekends in Las Vegas. Though we have all been locked in for so long, because of the Covid 19 I am hoping more people get out to celebrate the birthday of our great country and make this a start to some normalcy.
As for those who do come out please be careful and try to stay out of trouble and harms way.
If you do have a brush with the law or a loved one gets arrested give us a call or go online and we will dour best to get them out fast, after all that is what we do.
Below are a few reminders as to what you should do if you are arrested.
FIRST: Avoid Going To Jail In Vegas
The best way to avoid ending up in jail in Vegas is not to be drunk in public. It may be legal but, legal doesn’t mean it’s a good idea.
Never count on the police to be “understanding” of the situation just because you’re there on vacation, for business, or whatever else the reason is. The police are just as likely to make an example out of you as they are to let you off with a warning.
When you or someone you know gets arrested, it’s likely that one of your first considerations will be how to go about posting bail. Posting bail allows you to get out of jail until future court dates.
The amount of your bail and the process for posting it depends on what you’re charged with, the specific circumstances of your case, and what jail you’re taken to.
Bail is an amount of money that you deposit with the court in order to stay out of jail when you’re charged with a crime. The purpose of bail is to give you an incentive to show up for future court dates. If you miss a court date, you forfeit the bail money, and you can go back to jail. Bail is also called bond.
How Do They Set Bail?
For many offenses, there’s a standard amount of bail based on the charged offense. For example, bail for a standard domestic violence charge with no extenuating factors is typically $3,000. In most misdemeanor cases, the bond amount is the standard amount for that crime. If law enforcement wants, they can take you in front of a judge to ask for a different amount.
In severe cases, the judge always sets the amount of bail. They can consider your criminal history, specific indicators that might lead the court to believe you’re a flight risk, and the allegations in the offense. Both you and the district attorney can talk to the judge about what you feel is an appropriate amount of bond.
Conditions of Bail
When the court grants bail, they can make it conditional. That means there are things that you need to do or avoid doing to stay out of jail while your case pends in the court. You may be ordered not to have contact with one or more people. You may be ordered to avoid drinking alcohol or using drugs.
You may need to notify the court if you change your address or phone number. The court can impose any reasonable condition of bail. You can work with your attorney to make the case why a particular condition might not be appropriate in your case.