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Ex Offender Resources to Help You Get Back on Your Feet

Being arrested is one of the worst things that can happen. Even if you did not commit the crime you are accused of, it can result in you losing your job, your home, even your family. Fortunately, society does offer resources to help people get back on their feet. The...

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Are You in an Abusive Relationship? There is Hope

According to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), approximately 20 people are abused every minute by someone they love. This adds up to millions of individuals every year who are the victims of domestic violence. Contrary to what many believe,...

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How to Find Out if You Have A Warrant in Nevada

As soon as those flashing lights appear in your rearview mirror, you know you're about face a situation that will at best be inconvenient- but at worst be life-altering. Anytime you're stopped by the police, they will run your ID, and they could find an outstanding...

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Las Vegas New Year’s Safe Ride Programs

Feeling Tipsy? Resources For Getting Home Safe in Las Vegas on New Year’s Eve 2018 Las Vegas police have sobriety checkpoints, extra patrols, roving patrols and other procedures in place on New Year’s to keep the roads safe. Zero Fatalities reports that the cost of a...

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How An Arrest Affects Your Family

Regardless of the reasons for your arrest, the ordeal is harrowing and costly. While it might feel like you're the only one who's really been affected, it's important to consider the impact it's likely had on family and friends. Everyone deals with the news of a loved...

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How An Arrest Affects Your Career

There's that saying that goes, "Guilty until proven innocent." While getting arrested doesn't mean you're guilty, that doesn't mean your workplace won't treat you like you are. Your Boss Can Fire You if You've Been Arrested There's law on the books to protect against...

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What NOT to do When Pulled Over by The Police

Being pulled over by the police is not an easy experience. When you see the dreaded sight of flashing lights in your rear-view mirror you might get that sinking feeling in your gut, your palms may begin to sweat and your mind races. It is stressful before you even...

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What do Bounty Hunters Do?

Bounty hunting is a profession that's full of stereotypes. The popular show Dog, the Bounty Hunter has helped to perpetuate the image of bounty hunter as a macho, muscular and heavily tattooed character. Movies and novels about bounty hunters are full of car chases,...

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Your Constitutional Right to Bail Bonds

No one comes to Las Vegas expecting to get arrested, but it's a reality for some of the millions of visitors who arrive in the city each month (and some residents, as well). Often, the activity that led to the arrest was a mistake, a poor judgment call at the wrong...

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Nevada Crime Rates & Statistics

National crime rates are on the rise. Law enforcement reports cite gang violence and drugs as just some of the reasons for the increase. Nevada crime rates are above the national average. When considering Nevada crime rates, it is important to consider the fact that...

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Nevada’s Dumbest Laws

When we think of our state laws, we likely think they are created to help protect us. Even laws we do not necessarily like, we usually begrudging admit that it is for our best, or at least someone’s good. However, there really are laws that make no sense in Nevada....

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Who Can Post Bail

According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, nearly 43 million people visited Las Vegas in 2016, which was a new record with a 1.5 percent increase from 2015. These millions arrive every year looking to have a fantastic time, so something like getting...

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What Does a Bail Bondsman Do?

Bail bondsmen have been called many things, but people who don’t interact with them, or who have never done their job, don’t really understand what a bail bondsman’s job entails, or how they do it. In case you ever find yourself in need of a bail bondsman’s services...

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Payment Methods at 8-Ball Bail Bonds

Few people have a plan in case they go to jail. But, in high tourist areas like Las Vegas, circumstances can lead to misunderstandings, and you or somebody you love could be arrested. At 8-Ball Bail Bonds, we understand most people aren’t familiar with the Nevada bail...

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Tips On Getting Through Incarceration

No one wants to go to jail, but unfortunately life doesn’t always give us what we want. If you get caught up in a dicey situation, or even if you happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, you can find yourself behind bars. You’ll probably be scared, confused,...

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Bail Bonds Terminology and Definitions

Titles Defendant: An individual, organization, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law. Bond Indemnitor: A co-signer or guarantor who will take responsibility for the defendant's adherence to the bail agreement, especially any required appearances in...

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If You Are Arrested While Visiting Las Vegas

It’s the nightmare you suffer before traveling; falling prey to misconception and finding yourself behind bars in an unfamiliar city. This nightmare usually takes place in a foreign country with a language barrier and unfamiliar cultural customs. Misconceptions,...

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Why Post Bail on Drug Possession Charges

Las Vegas is a city crowded with people from all over the world who come to spend time and have fun in this famous city in Nevada. The fact that “what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” does not mean that it is impossible to get in trouble. Many residents and locals get...

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What Happens When You Turn Yourself In

Whether it's a slight or serious charge, turning yourself in is the first step to working through the legal and judicial system and returning to normal life. While this step is oftentimes the most difficult and highly deliberated, it's the most logical option. Define...

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Why Does Bail Exist?

Even if you’ve never been arrested, you know what bail is. If you are charged with a crime, you can give the court a certain amount of money to be allowed to go free. If you show up to your court date, then you get that money back (even if you’re found guilty). If you...

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