Can You Refuse to Sign a Ticket?

Can You Refuse to Sign a Ticket?

Yes, you have the right to refuse to sign a traffic ticket. But it may not be a wise idea to forcefully assert this right because failure to sign a traffic ticket does not necessarily have the effect that some people may think it has. When police officers pull you...
Can You Be Arrested in a Church?

Can You Be Arrested in a Church?

In many ways, church is an escape from this world. But using the church as a sanctuary from the law is not one of those ways. A church is not like a foreign embassy. Montgomery County peace officers still have authority in local churches. This might come as a shock to...
Does Contempt of Court Go On Your Record?

Does Contempt of Court Go On Your Record?

Generally, contempt of court does not go on your record. However, the actual result usually depends on your reaction or how you deal with the charge. Most recently, even a high profile person like Elon Musk has had to deal with Contempt of Court charges. Civil...
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...