Top Seven Dumb Laws in Tennessee

Top Seven Dumb Laws in Tennessee

The Volunteer State has been in the Union since 1796 (well, except for the secession years). Over the last 225 years, a lot of weird laws have found their way onto the Tennessee books. However, people still can and do get arrested for violating some of these dumb laws...
Can a Cosigner Be Removed from a Bail Bond?

Can a Cosigner Be Removed from a Bail Bond?

Regardless of the amount, most all bail bonds require cosigners. Typically, officials impound all the money that defendants have access to when they are arrested. They also block access to bank accounts and credit cards. There may be an anomaly here and there, but...
What is an Arraignment Hearing?

What is an Arraignment Hearing?

From a technical standpoint, the arraignment signals the beginning of formal legal proceedings against the defendant. After the arraignment hearing, this legal process continues to move forward. An arraignment judge or magistrate, who is like an assistant judge,...
What are the Consequences of Identity Theft?

What are the Consequences of Identity Theft?

In 2017, over 16 million businesses and individuals lost over $16 billion to identity thieves. The monetary losses only tell part of the story. Especially to older individuals who are one of the most frequent targets. Identity theft is a very unsettling experience and...
Is Bail Money Refundable?

Is Bail Money Refundable?

During colonial times, British officials sometimes threw people in jail and either refused to set bail or made sure that the bail was unaffordable. So, lawmakers added the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. This provision stopped these abuses. It clarified that...