Do’s and Don’ts After You’re Arrested

If you’ve never been arrested, the entire experience can be overwhelming, and a little scary. You will be handcuffed, placed into the back of a police car, read your Miranda rights, and processed before potentially being placed into a cell. Out of fear, or...

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All About Nevada’s Liquor Laws

Welcome to Las Vegas—a vacationer’s paradise where exciting gambling opportunities and excellent cocktails abound. If you’ve come to Las Vegas specifically to enjoy delicious drinks on the Strip, you already know basic, obvious alcohol laws and safety tips, like not drinking and driving. But...

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Little-Known Facts About Bail Bonds

If you’ve researched bail bonds before, then you likely know what this form of financial assistance entails. You know that once the bail amount is paid, you promise the authorities that you (or another individual) will show up in court. You know that you...

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The Comprehensive Guide to Bail Bonds

You know that judges sometimes allow an accused person to be temporarily released from jail until their court date arrives. In many cases, the court will order that the accused pay a sum of money (or another type of collateral) to ensure that the...

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How Do Bail and Bond Differ?

The terms “bail” and “bond” are often used interchangeably. However, these two agreements have fundamental differences that are important to understand when you or a loved one have been arrested. Part of the confusion between the two words comes from the fact that the...

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What Really Happens When You Skip Bail?

In the 1993 movie “The Fugitive,” Harrison Ford’s character goes on the run when he’s wrongfully accused of murdering his wife. As the police pursue him, Ford goes to increasingly great lengths to stay out of police custody and take down the real killer....

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How to Interact with the Police

Police interactions are not always the most pleasant experiences. In fact, given recent stories, they seem to get more stressful and full of tension over time. Several high-profile deaths of both citizens and police officers in the last year highlight just how dangerous police...

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Personal Recognizance and You

If you’ve ever watched a procedural cop drama, you’ve probably heard the term “personal recognizance.” On TV, police officers use the word like it’s a get-out-of-jail-free card which the arrestee doesn’t deserve. But, as with most things shown on procedural cop shows, the reality...

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Prescribed Medications and the Booking Process

If you are ever arrested, the booking process is stressful no matter what the situation. This process will feel even more taxing if you have prescribed medications you’re supposed to take at specific times. You might wonder if you’ll have access to your medicine...

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What Everyone Should Know About Miranda Rights

What words are you likely to hear at least once during every episode of a procedural crime drama? “You have the right to remain silent.” Those words mark the beginning of the Miranda warning. Arresting officers must repeat those words (or similar phrases) to...

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Illegal Activity in Las Vegas, NV, Casinos

Because there are so many city, state, and federal laws, very few people can keep track of all they’re accountable for. Most people re member to stay away from major crimes, like theft, assault, or murder. However, a few minor crimes tend to slip...

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10 Films Shot in Las Vegas, NV, Casinos

Lights, camera . . . crime? For the past few decades, Hollywood directors haven’t been able to keep their lenses off one of the most scandalous places around: the Vegas Strip. Directors understand that Vegas offers plenty of space for visitors to party, drink,...

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Avoiding Jail in Las Vegas, NV

We’re in Vegas, baby. This is the place to let your hair down, get wild, and have some unbelievable nights. But law enforcement will cut your adventure short if they arrest you, so don’t put yourself in that situation. Despite the carefree attitude of...

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Average Bail Amounts in Las Vegas, NV

You don’t plan on needing a bail bond, and you cannot anticipate when friends or family members will ask you to help them get one. But if you find yourself in that scenario, you need to know what to expect. Bail amounts vary, depending...

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What to Do Between Bail & Court

The authorities accused you of a crime. You spent a little time in jail, but you called your local bail bond company and paid the authorities to release you until your court date. But what do you do now? Unfortunately, you can’t sit back and...

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How to Deal with Arrest on Vacation

We all need a vacation at some point. Being on vacation is a time to get away from day-to-day life, relax, and have some fun. Unfortunately, vacations are a time when lots of people make decisions that could land them in jail. As you...

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Outrageous Celebrity Bail Bonds

When an average person posts bail, families or employers will hear about it, but the news will rarely go beyond that small circle, depending on the charge. In a few years’ time, the event is often forgotten. However, when celebrities post bail, almost everyone...

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How to Stay Safe in Las Vegas, NV

According to an FBI report on Crime in the United States, Nevada ranked second for the number of violent crimes and that number may be on the rise. In 2011, Nevada was calculated to have 912 rapes, 4,299 robberies, and 9,957 assaults per 100,000...

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Busted Breathalyzer Tricks in Las Vegas, NV

From the potentially logical to the purely ridiculous, ideas of beating a Breathalyzer test run rampant. Can you really trick the system and get out of getting arrested for a DUI? Probably not. Here are some of the most common myths for beating the...

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