Between work and our personal lives, most of us have very little time to devote towards educating ourselves about our government and making change. However, democracies require this type of education to improve. In that vein, we’ve presented an overview of civil asset forfeiture; you decide how you want to use this information to create change with your vote.
What it means:
Civil asset forfeiture involves charging someone’s property for being associated with a crime (but not the person) and seizing it from the owner. Unlike with normal criminal proceedings, police need no concrete evidence for this practice. To get their property back, the owner must prove in court that they obtained it through legal means.
Going to court costs a lot of money, usually more than the value of the property taken. Because of this, most victims of civil asset forfeiture never go to court. Detractors say that a lack of checks and balances produces incentive for abuse, especially since the money often goes back into the police departments. Proponents argue for the necessity of the practice in fighting the war on drugs.
Decide for yourself where you stand on this issue, then appropriate change accordingly. If you find yourself in need of bail bonds, Anthony’s Bail Bonds can help. To find out more about us, give us a call at (702) 384-2130.
Do you know what the 8th Amendment states? “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishment inflicted.” To some people, the meaning of this might seem cut and dry. However, over the years, it has sparked many challenges both legally and socially.
Regarding the first two statements, lower courts have a lot of say exactly how they get interpreted as appellate courts generally reinforce their position. Many political activists have criticized this leeway in certain instances.
The cruel and unusual punishment statement gets scrutinized much closer in the higher courts. Some historical instances of it working in action involve the prohibition of quartering, castration, burning at the stake, Crucifixion (alongside most long-suffering deaths), sterilization of “career” criminals, and more.
Remember, if you have the right to vote, you have a voice for guiding where our interpretation of these laws leads us. As far as bail goes, Anthony’s Bail Bonds has you covered. To take advantage of our services, just give us a call at (702) 384-2130.
Everybody has heard of Las Vegas, and you can probably think of a couple major reasons to visit there yourself. It has a lot of fun attractions other than the gambling. If you’ve thought about planning a trip there yourself, we’ve listed some of the benefits of doing so.
The whole world in one city:
If you want to experience different culture’s cuisine, you’ll find them all on the Strip. They’ll also have lots of shops to find some souvenirs.
While a trip for the sole purpose of gambling will probably leave you coming home with empty pockets, most of the other attractions fall well within a frugal person’s budget. Airfare and transportation don’t cost much, so you can just save up enough for a couple shows and a nice meal or two.
Believe it or not, you can access some great outdoor spots within a few hours of the city. You can reach Red Rock Canyon within a half hour, you can ski at Mt. Charleston or hike at the Valley of Fire, or even visit the Grand Canyon.
Has this piqued your interest? Why not plan a trip today? Should things get too rowdy and you end up needing bail services, Anthony’s Bail Bonds can help. To find out more, give us a call at (702) 384-2130.
We’ve all seen the prison life in movies and television, but they probably don’t exactly portray it realistically. We know that prison involves horrible conditions, we do use it as punishment, but what exactly do these conditions entail? If you want to know more, we’ve put together a brief overview of some of the factors involved with prison life:
Not only do races tend to self-segregate themselves in prison, but guards separate other groups as well. For instance, prisoners often get tested for diseases (such as STDs) upon their entrance, and if they test positive, then they get moved to the SNY (sensitive needs yard). Also, people that have a high risk of becoming a target get sent to the PHU (protective housing unit).
Because prison seems conducive towards creating a violent atmosphere, many people find that joining a gang becomes necessary for survival. Gang initiations and rituals usually involve brutality, but differ between each gang.
Contrary to popular opinion, prisons have (relatively) good healthcare. While preemptive healthcare measures tend to prove sub-par, emergency situations (such as life-saving surgery) generally get taken care of.
Overall, you definitely do not want to end up in prison. Should you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, you will want time to prepare your case. Don’t waste it, call Anthony’s Bail Bonds; We’ll get you out of jail as fast as possible.
Murder, why does it intrigue us so? None of us ever want experience it first hand, but we absolutely love it on the television. However, real life doesn’t always reflect T.V. To help us understand the truth about murder, we’ve compiled a quick list of facts for your perusal:
Men and murder:
Despite what horror films have taught us, most victims of murder include males – about 80% in 2011.
Guns or knives?
When it comes to murder, most of them get committed with guns; 70% of these crimes involve them.
Women and murder:
Not only do women make up a smaller portion of murder victims, they also make up a smaller portion of murderers; some studies say as high as 90% of murders get committed by men.
Friend or stranger?
The vast majority of murders get committed by someone the victim knew; in regards to women victims, the husband or boyfriend gets convicted about 38% of the time.
Young or old?
Unsurprisingly, most murders happen to get carried out by young men aged 20-24.
While we don’t provide murder bail here at Anthony’s Bail Bonds, we can help you if you need other types of bail services. For more information, you can reach us at (702) 384-2130.
It’s not called “the oldest profession” for nothing; prostitution has been around as long as human beings have, maybe longer. In the United States, Nevada is the only state where prostitution is not outright illegal. Still, there are many restrictions to it; here’s a quick overview of how the law works:
The current laws regarding prostitution allow any county with a population below 700,000 people to license brothels, but only if they choose to. This means that in cities like Reno and Las Vegas, prostitution is NOT legal. In both of these cities, prostitution will result in a misdemeanor arrest.
In 2013, there were 19 legal brothels in the state of Nevada. In every brothel in the state, the workers are required to wear condoms and be tested for STDs regularly.
Remember, Prostitution is ILLEGAL in Las Vegas. If you or someone you know has been arrested, Anthony’s Bail Bonds can help. Just give us a call at (702) 384-2130.
Jail is a place that everybody tries to avoid, guilty and innocent alike. Unfortunately, both sometimes find themselves on the wrong side of the prison fence. Our justice system is built to try and accommodate these people; part of that is the right to post bail so that the phrase “innocent until proven guilty” is more than mere words. Should you find yourself with the need to make bail, here are some helpful tips to ensure the process goes smoothly:
How to get started:
Some of the information necessary to streamline the process includes: charges brought, date of arrest, location of jail, name of defendant, etc. If you don’t have all this information, don’t worry; the bail bondsman will work with you to retrieve it.
Call the bail agent as soon as you can. If you’re in jail, do it right when you’re allowed to make a phone call. If you’re bailing someone out, do it right after you receive word of the arrest.
There could be a small waiting period; sometimes the jails are busy and overcrowded.
Some agencies will allow collateral to be used in lieu of money. Jewelry, real estate, and vehicles are all examples of things that might be accepted.
Credit checks may be performed.
Jail is scary, but a bond agent can make the whole process easier to deal with. If you find yourself behind bars in Las Vegas, Anthony’s Bail Bonds can help you get out. Just give us a call at (702) 384-2130.
Our constitutional rights degrade over time if we don’t reinforce them; asset forfeiture, unreliable use of drug dogs, seizing of phone records, etc. all chip away at the Fourth Amendment. As Americans, our pride for our civil liberties should inspire us to use them when applicable. Traffic stops are a great opportunity for this. Here’s the basics of how to handle one:
If a police officer starts asking you questions, just state “I am going to remain silent”. Anything you say will probably be used against you: be it political views, religious views, comments about the weather, whatever they can think of to make you look bad in court. Not talking is the best defense to having something you’ve said used against you or taken out of context.
This is a big one. The Fourth Amendment is arguably the most degraded since the implementation of the Bill of Rights. Even if you have nothing to hide, don’t consent to a search. If an officer starts one without your permission, don’t resist and tell them “I do not consent to this search”.
Determine Detainment Status:
A police officer requires a reason to hold you. When they start asking questions, you can ask “Am I being detained?”. If they say no then you’re free to go. They may skirt around the question, if so just keep asking them. If you are being detained, remain calm and state “I am going to remain silent.
Should you find yourself on the wrong side of the law, Anthony’s Bail Bonds can help. For more information, give us a call at (702) 384-2130.
Jail, even the holding cell, is an intensely scary prospect. Bail bonds allow you to be released until a set court date. It helps to know about the process. Here are the basics:
Find a reputable bondsman:
Obviously, this is the first step in the process. Make sure the bondsman you use is respectable by checking for reviews and looking for hints of official credentials such as a running website, place of business, etc.
Give them a call:
Here at Anthony’s Bail Bonds, we’re open 24/7 and even offer services to help when you can’t make it to our location. All we need is the name of the defendant, the jail in which they are located, the amount of the bail, and the date they were arrested.
Keep all your records:
Hold on to your receipts from all transactions with your bail bondsman. Get copies of all the paperwork you fill out. Not only does this prove to your bondsman that you’re to be taken seriously, but should you need them later you will have them available.
If you’ve got a question, just ask. It’s what we’re here for. Make sure you’re aware of the terms and conditions in your contract. A good bail company will always be upfront with you about these matters.
Keep your court date:
This is extremely important. Should you fail to appear, a warrant will be issued for your arrest. If you have bailed a friend, family member, or loved one inform them clearly of these consequences.
Keep these tips in mind and your bail process should go smoothly. Here at Anthony’s Bail Bonds, we’re here to help you. Give us a call at (702) 384-2130.
Las Vegas might not experience the winter wonderland that is so commonly associated with the holiday season, but we do however encounter all the same holiday fun and festivities! With Thanksgiving only a few weeks away and Christmas right around the corner, soon there will be holiday Christmas parties, gift exchange parties, cookie swaps, etc. Most of the shindigs will supply ample amounts of holiday cheer; i.e. alcohol.
Before you consider driving after drinking and being merry with your buddies, call a friend or a cab to drive you home. There is nothing like getting arrested for a DUI and spending Christmas in jail. However, Anthony from Anthony’s Bail Bonds understands the predicament, and he is here to offer his bail service for when you or a loved one gets arrested for a DUI charge.
When you are in need of experienced bail agents in Las Vegas, call Anthony’s Bail Bonds for fast bail. There is no need to spend your precious time sitting in a jail cell. Call us 24/7, we are here for you when you need us.