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...
Can I Drink While I’m Out on Bail?

Can I Drink While I’m Out on Bail?

Tennessee law gives public and private authorities (courts and Clarksville, TN bail bondsman) broad authority to place “reasonable restrictions on the activities, movements, associations, and residences of the defendant.” Often, when defendants post bond with the...