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How to Bail Someone Out of Jail

If you’ve ever received a phone call from a friend or loved one who’s locked in jail, you’ll need to know how to bail someone out of jail. Since that’s not something most people do on a routine basis, the thought of bailing someone out of jail can be a bit daunting.

Before you can bail someone out of jail, the person must first be booked in jail. Booking someone in jail is the process where the person is legally charged, fingerprinted, photographed, searched, and placed in a holding cell.

What Information Do You Need To Bail Someone Out of Jail?

To bail someone out of jail, you will need a bails bondsman. Provide the bondsman with the person’s name, date of birth, and information about their charge. The bondsman will also want to know about the person’s employment, family, and any ties to the community.

Who Can Bond Someone Out of Jail?

You must be at least 18 years old to bond someone out of jail. You will also need at least 10% of the total bail amount and some type of collateral to cover the rest. Collateral can be property, jewelry, or anything of equal or greater value to the total amount of the bail.

How Does the Bail Bonds Process Work?

The bondsman will provide a cash bond to the court as a guarantee that the arrested person will appear in court. As the person bonding your loved one out, you will cosign the necessary paperwork to release them into your custody. If your loved one is not in court on the date scheduled, the court may keep the bail money. A warrant for failing to appear will be issued for your loved one’s arrest.

When the person you bonded out shows up in court, either … Read more

Two Teens Struck by Vehicle

Two teenagers were injured in a crash with a vehicle at 5:20 AM last Friday, August 4 near Durango and Tropicana. The pedestrians, aged 14 or 15, were both harmed in the accident. One of the teenagers was transported to University Medical center while the other incurred minor injuries. Both pedestrians’ injuries were non-life-threatening. After the crash, the driver remained on the scene.

Speeding-Related Accidents

Currently, the cause of Friday’s accident is unknown. However, the speed limit for both Tropicana and Durango is 45 mph. Drivers who exceed posted speed limits do not have physics on their side: higher driving speeds reduce the time drivers have to process information such as pedestrians entering their line of travel, and the possibility of a collision increases dramatically. Many pedestrians survive slow-speed encounters, but as a driver’s speed increases, the pedestrian’s survival rate drops. Even if drivers carefully observe speed limits, the likelihood of a pedestrian suffering serious injury in a crash with a vehicle going 45 mph is at least 75{4e5d4244b5badbebd68bd3bff507f409f0aba88cdeb4abca04ddc27fb95554bc}.

Drowsy Driving?

The crash happened in the early morning at 5:20. Although few details have been released, it is possible that the driver may have been sleepy. In a 24-hour city like Las Vegas, many people work graveyard or early morning shifts, and those who do are more likely to drive drowsy at least a few days a month than people who work daytime hours. The effect of drowsy driving is serious: according to a recent study, being awake for eighteen hours is roughly the equivalent of having a blood alcohol level of .05. (At .08, one is considered legally drunk.)

Legal Issues

In Nevada, it is a violation of NRS 484B.653 to drive with “willful or wanton disregard” for others’ safety, and in many cases, it might be determined … Read more

Justice for Birth Injuries Due To Malpractice

Birth injuries are always tragic. No matter what caused them, the consequences are usually heartbreaking to see. While there are a few rare instances where the doctor did all he could do, in most cases a hospital or doctor is responsible for these injuries. There are many different types of cases seen on birthinjurymedicalmalpractice.com, and the consequences vary in severity, but all of them that successfully prove a doctor, hospital, or organization guilty of causing these injuries put a spotlight on the need for better care in the United States.

The primary thing that a lawyer wants to do when one of these cases is brought to them is protect the parents and infant involved in the incident. Birth injuries occur in far too many births. In reality, they should never happen. Medical science has advanced far enough that there is enough information and equipment to ensure that every birth goes smoothly for its entire duration. Unfortunately, that leaves room for human error and this does happen.

 

 

Examples of birth injuries

Medical malpractice cases can be brought against a doctor, hospital, or nurse for any number of different reasons. Some injuries are more common than others. For example:

– Wrongful birth, where parents were not told about a birth defect that would have caused them to end the pregnancy

– Failing to control blood-loss during and after delivery, resulting in injury to the mother… in some cases, ending her life

– Injuries from a seizure during delivery, caused by undetected preeclampsia (high blood pressure during pregnancy)

All of these instances can cause horrific injury to the mother or the baby, resulting in years of medical bills. In the case of wrongful birth, parents will be caring for that child for the rest of the child’s life. In … Read more